Louisiana State Police trooper arrested after off-duty DWI crash

HAMMOND, La. — A 27-year-old State Police trooper was arrested Sunday morning after a crash on I-55 near I-12.

Trooper Isaiah Gilbert, 27, of Hammond, has since been placed on administrative leave.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. on March 10, Louisiana State Police troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 at the Interstate 12 interchange in Tangipahoa Parish. 

The investigation shows that Gilbert was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze southbound on Interstate 55 when he went off the interstate to the left and hit a sign.

As a result of the crash investigation, Gilbert was arrested and charged with first offense driving while intoxicated and careless operation.

Gilbert, who was off-duty and in his personal vehicle at the time of the crash. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Section of the Louisiana State Police.

Gilbert was immediately placed on administrative leave, and all law enforcement property was recovered until the conclusion of the criminal and administrative investigation. 

Gilbert has been with the Louisiana State Police since 2021.

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