GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Former Sorrento and Gonzales police officer Owen Ockman finds himself in more trouble. The 35-year-old is on trial, accused of having sexual relations with someone under the age of 17.
According to the indictment filed in July 2013, Ockman is charged in Ascension Parish with indecent behavior with juveniles from May 1, 2009 through Aug. 31, 2011.
He was arrested on July 10, 2013. He posted a bond of $7,500 and was released the same day.
Now, State Police say he tried to act above the law in a separate incident.
"I talked to the arresting trooper and he did tell me that Mr. Ockman, once he got out of the vehicle tried to tell him that he was a police officer and he was looking for a break in this DWI," said TFC. Jared Sandifer, LA State Police.
Ockman was pulled over in Gonzales Saturday night. It happened on LA 939 south of Airline Hwy.
State Police say they caught him speeding and then suspected he had been drinking.
But when Ockman played "the police card", troopers showed him the handcuffs.
"The trooper works the Ascension Parish area and is actually kind of familiar with the case so he knew who this individual was but with that being said it doesn't matter. Anyone of our troopers out there, if they see someone who is impaired while driving, they're going to do what they have to do," said TFC. Sandifer.
Wednesday was supposed to be jury selections for the indecent behavior with juveniles charge, but his attorney was out sick. Ockman's trial will resume March 17th.
He was named Sorrento's outstanding officer in 2008 by the Knights of Columbus, according to the Gonzales Weekly Citizen.