Deputy charged with D.W.I. after early morning crash
GRAND BAYOU- Deputies from the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a uniformed patrol deputy following a one vehicle crash near Grand Bayou early this morning.
Authorities said 22-year-old Joseph Repp, had been a deputy for the past four months with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office.
Deputies received a report of a vehicle crash at approximately 5 a.m. A follow up investigation indicated that Repp, who was off duty and in his patrol unit, ran into a ditch.
Repp, according to authorities, is accused of leaving the scene. He was apprehended and arrested a short time later.
Authorities transported Repp to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where he was administered a breathalyzer test and registered a .09.
Repp is charged with D.W.I, careless operation and hit and run. According to authorities, Repp's employment with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office was immediately terminated.