Shreveport police officer Michael Welch was charged with driving while intoxicated in Louisiana after a traffic incident. The 32-year old was off duty but driving a marked patrol car when other motorists contacted the police about his careless driving. Shreveport police were immediately dispatched to the area, where the found Welch asleep behind the wheel with the engine of the police cruiser running.
Welch was booked at the Shreveport City Jail on charges of suspicion of drunk driving in Louisiana around 4:00 am. He was later released on bond.
Welch is a three year veteran with the Shreveport Police Department, assigned to the Uniformed Services Division. He is on administrative leave pending an investigation.
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