LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A Livingston Parish employee has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for DWI following a crash in a parish vehicle, officials say.
Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks confirms that 49-year-old Shevis Ball was placed on administrative leave due to the crash that happened Tuesday morning at roughly 1:30 a.m.
"I can't say much at this time because the case is under investigation," says Ricks.
The Louisiana State Police confirm the single-vehicle crash happened on LA 16 south of LA 63. They say Ball was driving a parish issued 2014 Ford F-150 truck when he lost control for unknown reasons.
Ricks says Ball has worked for the parish since January 2012 and has no prior discipline incidents on his record. He serves as the liaison for Waste Management.
"He also handles our sewer issues and our complaints," Ricks added. "He's one of those guys who can do just about anything."
Ball was booked into the Livingston Parish Prison for DWI and careless operation. He was released on bond.