Louisiana State Police trooper arrested after crash in Hammond

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HAMMOND, La. (WGNO) — The Louisiana State Police is investigating after an off-duty trooper was arrested following a crash in Hammond on Sunday, March 10.

According to the LSP, officers were called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 at the Interstate 12 interchange around 9:30 a.m.

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An investigation revealed that 27-year-old Isaiah Gilbert, of Hammond, was headed south on I-55 in a Chevrolet Cruz when the car ran off the road and hit a sign.

Following the investigation, Gilbert was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and careless operation.

It was later discovered that Gilbert, who was traveling in his personal car, was an off-duty trooper with the Patrol Sector of LSP and has been since 2021.

As a result of the criminal and administrative investigation, Gilberts was placed on administrative leave and had all law enforcement property taken away.

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