LPSO clerical employee resigns after DWI arrest

WALKER, La. — A clerical employee at the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Kimberly Waters, has resigned from her job as of Tuesday morning, March 7 after a DWI arrest, according to LPSO.

It comes after Waters was arrested Sunday, March 5th in Walker in Livingston Parish. Waters, 55, of Denham Springs, went out Saturday night with some friends and was pulled over after she left the venue early Sunday morning.

Prior to going out, Waters had just finished working LPSO Sheriff Jason Ard’s campaign fundraiser in Denham Springs. Waters also happens to be Sheriff Ard’s cousin.

A Louisiana State Police trooper is who stopped Waters around 2:18am on Hwy. 447 for a traffic stop. LSP is the lead investigating agency on the case and did not specify what led up to the trooper making the traffic stop and or why they were charging Waters.

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Livingston Parish Detention Center

Waters was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center for the below charges:

  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated (1st Offense)
  • Improper lane usage
  • Simple escape
  • Possession of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle

LSP said in a statement to Unfiltered with Kiran, “This remains an active investigation and the report is pending.” UWK has requested the trooper’s body and dash cameras to view the LPSO employee’s DWI arrest.

Waters’ bond was set at $26,434. According to LPSO, she was booked into the detention center at 2:49 am and bonded out at 7:02 am.

Waters had been with LPSO since 2017 having worked as a clerical employee. UWK did ask LPSO for a comment on the resignation, but LPSO said they did not have any comment.

Under the new law Louisiana legislators passed, Waters’ charges do not allow her mugshot to be released.

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