SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A Shreveport police officer has been placed on departmental leave following his arrest.
Officer Tyler J. Potter allegedly drove a 2017 KIA Soul off the road and into a yard in the 2600 block of Lola Lane, where it struck a utility pole, at 2:47 a.m. Sunday, the arrest report shows.
No injuries were reported.
The 24-year-old Shreveport resident admitted to having had five beers and blew a .170 after giving a chemical breath sample, according to the arrest report.
He was arrested at 4 a.m. Sunday at the Police Department then booked into the Shreveport City Jail at 5:57 a.m. the same day on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, booking records show. His bond was set at $900.
Later on Sunday, Police Chief Ben Raymond issued the following statement: