High-ranking Ascension Parish deputy arrested for DWI

ASCENSION PARISH – A high-ranking deputy was stopped by State Police just after midnight Sunday and arrested for a DWI. 

According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Captain TJ Gaughf was stopped around 12:15 a.m. Sunday on Airline Highway in Duplessis. 

Deputies said Gaughf registered a .15 BAC and was booked in jail on first-offense DWI. 

Gaughf has been suspended indefinitely pending the findings of an internal investigation. 

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