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Off-duty Louisiana State Police Lieutenant arrested; charged with DWI, resisting an officer

Posted: 3:14 PM, Aug 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-24 16:37:33-04
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Saturday morning, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A arrested a State Police Lieutenant as a result of a traffic stop.

Sheldon Perkins, 48, of Baton Rouge, was arrested for DWI and several other charges.

Perkins' arrest was a result of a traffic stop.

He was stopped for speeding and improper lane use violations on LA Hwy 42 (burbank Drive), east of LA Hwy 1248 (Bluebonnet Blvd).

Perkins' State Police property was collected and he has been placed on administrative leave following the investigation.

The incident occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. when a Trooper observed Perkins traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Burbank Drive.

After stopping and coming into contact with Perkins, the Trooper suspected impairment and completed a series of standardized field sobriety tests.

Troopers decided to arrest Perkins for DWI. Perkins then resisted arrest, was tased, and was taken into custody with the assistance of another Trooper.

Perkins was transported to LSP Troop A where he submitted a breath alcohol sample registering over twice the legal limit.

Perkins was charged with DWI (1st offense), Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting an Officer, Reckless Operation, and Improper Lane Usage.

He was transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail, booked in AFIS, and released.