LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A DeQuincy police officer was arrested at 10 a.m. Wednesday by the Lake Charles Police Department and charged with DWI, hit and run, and reckless operation after being pulled over in a police unit, according to Lake Charles Police.
Authorities said officers began receiving calls about a marked DeQuincy Police unit operating recklessly.
Witnesses said the unit hit a fence at 229 West School Street and a tree at the intersection of Bayou Drive and Orchard Drive.
Authorities said upon arrival at Bayou and Orchard, officers located the unit stuck in a wooded area just south of Orchard Drive.
Officers came into contact with the driver, identified as 30-year-old Matthew Sollay of Lake Charles.
Sollay, according to authorities, is a police officer with the DeQuincy Police Department and was off-duty at the time of the incident.