STPSO Deputy Chief arrested on Causeway Bridge on suspicion of DUI

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An employee of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is on administrative leave after being arrested on the Causeway early Thursday morning.

Shortly before 5:30 A.M. the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified that Gregory Longino, a 29-year veteran of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, had been stopped by Causeway Police on the bridge.

The arresting officers suspected Longino of driving under the influence.

Longino was not on duty at the time and was driving his personal vehicle.

He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail and is being held on a $2,500 bond.

Longino was immediately placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of Causeway Police’s investigation.

“Greg Longino will be treated like any other citizen and will receive no special treatment,” Sheriff Randy Smith said.

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