High-ranking Ascension deputy arrested for DWI

Captain TJ Gaughf, a high-ranking deputy with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, was arrested for first offense DWI.

On Sunday, October 2, at approximately 12:15am, Gaughf was stopped by Louisiana State Police after crossing the fog line on Airline Hwy. in Duplessis.

He was booked into the Ascension Parish jail after registering a BAC of .15, nearly twice over the legal limit.

Gaughf has been suspended indefinitely pending an investigation with the APSO internal Disciplinary Review Board.

“Any deputy, be they of low or high rank, will be held to the highest standards in law enforcement, and I expect Captain Gaughf to abide by the rules of the Disciplinary Review Board as well as consequences and ruling of the court.” Sheriff Webre.

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