Louisiana State Police Sergeant Arrested For DWI and Hit-and-Run After Being Pulled Over by Monroe Police
Monroe, Louisiana – A Sergeant with Louisiana State Police was arrested for DWI and hit-and-run after being pulled over by police in Monroe.
On June 26, 2023, just moments before midnight, the Monroe Police Department (MPD) reached out to Louisiana State Police Troop F to report the apprehension of an off-duty Louisiana State Police Sergeant. The MPD officials revealed that Shelton Crooks, a 49-year-old resident of Monroe, Louisiana was detained on charges of driving while intoxicated and hit-and-run.
Previously assigned to patrol duties in the Troop F Monroe area, Crooks has been promptly placed on administrative leave pending a thorough investigation. In adherence to established protocols, all law enforcement equipment and materials entrusted to Crooks have been successfully recovered by the department. Brooks has been with LSP since 1999. According to accounts provided by the MPD, they were first contacted after an unoccupied vehicle was struck by Crooks. Following the collision, Crooks left the scene before subsequently encountering the MPD officers.
Officers with MPD reportedly suspected that Crooks was impaired and he was placed under arrest.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.