La. State Police trooper fired after boat crash investigation

A trooper with Louisiana State Police is out of a job, after leaving the scene of a crash with another man.
Published: Jan. 5, 2023 at 6:10 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2023 at 6:44 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A trooper with Louisiana State Police is out of a job, after leaving the scene of a crash with another man.

Louisiana State Police dismissed ex-trooper Justin Chiasson effective Jan. 6. The agency cites policy violations, including conduct unbecoming, lawful orders, false statements, and employee responsibilities.

Chiasson and a man named Bryan Nolan were joyriding on Bayou Magazille in July. Nolan was behind the wheel when their boat collided with another around 9 p.m.

Nolan left the scene with Chiasson without phoning for help. The two were later stopped together in Assumption Parish.

Wildlife agents charged Nolan with first-degree vehicular negligent injury, careless operation of a vessel, operating or driving a vessel while impaired (DWI), and hit and run involving a vessel.

Chiasson did not face criminal charges.

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