Police said Officers Tonishia Goodwin, who investigates child abuse, was in an unmarked police unit and over the legal blood-alcohol limit when she rear ended a at about 3:00 p.m. No one was hurt and Goodwin was booked with DWI and following too close, police said.
WWL reports that the second accident happened at about 8:00 p.m. when Officer Brandon Scruggs, who also investigates child abuse, ran a red light and hit a motorcycle.
Scruggs, also was over the legal limit, police said. He was booked with reckless operation of a vehicle and first-degree vehicular injury.
Donovan Livaccari, the attorney who is representing both officers, told the station on said Monday, “at this point, I am moving forward with everyone is presumed innocent until proven otherwise.”
Scruggs joined NOPD in 2014, and Goodwin joined in 2009, The New Orleans Advocate reported.
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