Los Angeles troopers ‘knowing’ of investigation into boating accident involving employee


BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – A spokesperson for the Louisiana State Police (LSP) said an employee remains on active duty, despite that employee’s involvement in an ongoing investigation into a boat accident.

So far, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has charged Bryan A. Nolan with negligent injury with a first-degree vehicle and reckless operation of a vessel.

Nolan was convicted on those charges on July 13. He had previously been arrested on July 2 and charged with driving or operating a vessel while impaired (DWI) and hit-and-run involving a vessel, officials said.

LSP officials would not identify their employee or disclose how that person is connected to Nolan’s arrest.

Wildlife officers said they were notified of the two boat collision on Bayou Magazine around 9 p.m. on July 2.

Officers identified Nolan as the driver of one of the boats and learned he left the scene with a passenger before authorities arrived, officials said.

Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies then arrested Nolan along Highway 401 near the Attakapas Landing.

An LDWF spokesperson said negligent first-degree vehicle injury is punishable by a $2,000 fine and five years in prison, and reckless operation of a vessel results in a fine $300 and up to 30 days in jail. Meanwhile, DWI is punishable by a fine of $300 to $1,000 and up to six months in jail, while hit and run with a ship is punishable by a fine of $500 and 10 days. to six months in prison.

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