Livingston Parish employee arrested for DWI after crash resigns
LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish employee who is accused of crashing a parish vehicle while driving drunk has resigned from his position.
State Police said Shevis Ball blew a BAC of .168 after the man was administered a breath test following the crash that severely damaged the Livingston Parish Ford F-150 Ball was driving on Apr. 19. The front end was smashed in and airbags in the front and on the sides deployed.
Ball was arrested at the scene on La 16 south of La 63 and booked on charges of DWI and careless operation in connection with the single-vehicle crash.
Parish officials confirmed that Ball had been placed on administrative leave after the incident. A meeting that was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Monday to discuss the matter with Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks’ Chief of Staff and Human Resources was canceled after the resignation.
Livingston Parish's vehicle policy states, "Use of the parish owned vehicle under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs will result in immediate termination."
Parish officials said they were waiting to get data back from Louisiana State Police before they acted.
Ball has worked with the parish since 2012. He is a paid liaison, working with the parish waste collector handling sewer calls. Using a parish vehicle fell under the roles and responsibilities of his employment.
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