Officer passes drug test after crash
WHITE CASTLE- A White Castle Police officer who left the scene of a crash with three vehicles passed a drug test, according to Police Chief Mario Brown.
Brown said after the crash Officer Shaderick Jones' girlfriend drove him to Donaldsonville to take a drug test.
Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Greg Phares is familiar with law enforcement protocols, and said that raises some questions.
"What you should do is have a supervisor or someone in a responsible position of law enforcement take them to get a drug test and be able to testify to their condition that they did not ingest anything between the time of the incident and the test," Phares said.
The crash occurred last week on Cambre Street. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said Jones hit one car, which caused a chain reaction. He then left the scene.
"The deputy or officer involved has to follow the same procedures as a civilian," Phares said. "That is if you hit someone you stop and render aid to see if someone is okay."
Vernon Jones' two daughters were in a car that the Officer hit. He believes his family is owed an explanation.
"I can't understand someone being involved in an incident like that and all of a sudden disappear from the scene," Jones said.
The officer was not cited in the crash because it was left to the deputy's discretion. The incident will be brought up at Monday's town council meeting. The crash remains under investigation.
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