Ascension deputy fired after getting second DWI in two years
ST. AMANT - An Ascension Parish deputy was arrested overnight on his second DWI charge since 2016.
According to the sheriff's office, 52-year-old Marc DeArmond was arrested by state police after his "erratic" driving caused a crash with minor injuries late Thursday night. DeArmond faces one count of DWI (second offense) and a separate traffic violation.
Sheriff Jeff Wiley says DeArmond, a 22-year veteran with the sheriff's office, was fired Friday morning.
“There is always a higher bar of expectations with law enforcement officers and DeArmond’s dangerous and unlawful decisions are such that he has violated his oath and can no longer be employed at the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office,” Sheriff Wiley said.
The Ascension Parish Jail indicates DeArmond was previously booked in October 2016 for another DWI as well as careless operation.