Off-duty State Police lieutenant arrested for DWI


BATON ROUGE, La. – (8/25/19) Early Saturday morning, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A arrested a State Police Lieutenant for a DWI.

Sheldon Perkins, 48 of Baton Rouge, who is assigned to the Bureau of Investigations was arrested for DWI and several other charges after he was stopped for speeding and improper lane use violations on LA Hwy 42 (Burbank Drive) east of LA Hwy 1248 (Bluebonnet Boulevard). Perkins’ State Police property has been collected and he has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

The incident occurred shortly before 1:30 am when a Trooper observed Perkins traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Burbank Drive in a 2018 Ford F-150. Upon conducting a traffic stop and coming into contact with Perkins, the Trooper suspected impairment and completed a series of standardized field sobriety tests. Once the decision was made to arrest Perkins for DWI, he resisted arrest, was tased and taken into custody with the assistance of another Trooper.

Perkins was transported to Louisiana State Police 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. Perkins was transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail, booked in AFIS and released.

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