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Troopers find guns, make arrests after impaired driver hits State Police vehicle

2 years 3 weeks 5 days ago Thursday, November 04 2021 Nov 4, 2021 November 04, 2021 6:50 PM November 04, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

METAIRIE - A pair of arrests fell into the lap of state police when an impaired driver sideswiped a trooper's vehicle overnight

Louisiana State Police said the crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Thursday on I-10 near Causeway Boulevard. Police said one of the suspects, 26-year-old Jaylyn Gordon, was trying to change lanes in front of the trooper's SUV when he struck it. 

After the collision, troopers determined Gordon was impaired and driving with a suspended license. Troopers also found Gordon's passenger, 24-year-old Dexter Reed, in possession of two firearms, including a Glock 9mm which had been converted to a fully-automatic handgun. 

Gordon was arrested for driving while impaired, driving with a suspended license, no seatbelt and several other traffic-related charges. Reed was booked on two counts of felon in possession of a firearm, no seatbelt and on an outstanding warrant. 

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