An off-duty officer has been placed on "Emergency Suspension without Pay" after being arrested for driving while impaired the NOPD says last night in Gretna.
A news release says an off-duty Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy spotted Officer Lindy Collins driving erratically in his personal vehicle on Stumpf Boulevard near Gretna Boulevard at about 5:30 last night. After that police say Collins' vehicle struck a curb, which caused one of the front tires to blow out.
"The off-duty deputy got out of his personal vehicle, approached Collins and determined he was incoherent. The deputy, who was assisted by an off-duty New Orleans Police officer, stayed with Collins until members of the Gretna Police Department arrived. Gretna officers placed Collins under arrest," the release says.
Collins most recently served in the Fourth District.