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Two allegedly impaired drivers not taken into custody after state trooper reportedly filed false records

3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Monday, April 01 2024 Apr 1, 2024 April 01, 2024 9:42 AM April 01, 2024 in News

ST. TAMMANY PARISH - A state trooper was arrested Monday for malfeasance in office and filling false records, which reportedly led to two suspected impaired drivers not being taken into custody in prior investigations. 

Louisiana State Police said they took Brett Dupre, 56, into custody Monday morning following an investigation prompted by multiple citizen complaints. The investigation found Dupre "intentionally failed to properly document" two separate crashes in April of 2023. 

Because of his malfeasance, two suspected impaired drivers were not charged accordingly. 

Troop L in St. Tammany reexamined the crash reports and subsequently took the drivers into custody. Dupre was also taken into custody and booked for two counts of malfeasance in office and one count of filing false public records. He was employed with the state police since 2008.

Dupre was placed on administrative leave when the investigation began, but retired in August. 

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