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Investigators: Gonzales police officer charged with DWI

Randy Clouatre Jr.  (Source: APSO) Randy Clouatre Jr. (Source: APSO)
GONZALES, LA (AP) - Louisiana State Police confirms that a Gonzales police officer has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

The officer has been identified as Corporal Randy Clouatre, Jr.  Clouatre has been with the police department since 2006.  Police say it happened after Clouatre was involved in a crash early Monday evening. He was off duty at the time.

WAFB's Kiran Chawla of the 9News Investigators learned about the incident and spoke with Police Chief Sherman Jackson.

Jackson says this is the first time Clouatre has been in trouble.

"I am aware of the off-duty incident involving Cpl. Clouatre," Chief Jackson says.  "This matter has been placed under administrative investigation. We are taking quick and appropriate action, based on our off-duty policy."

We'll have more information on this story coming up at 5,6, and 10.

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