According to our news partner KATC, a Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputy faces charges of driving while intoxicated and having an open alcohol container in her vehicle. She also faces a charge for not wearing a seat belt.

Deputy Tara Whitney was reportedly stopped this past Sunday evening near Louisiana Highway 24 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Houma.

From KATC -

LaGrange said the state trooper who stopped Whitney conducted a field sobriety test, and she also submitted to a breath test. LaGrange would not release her blood-alcohol content.

Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said Whitney is a lieutenant who works as a juvenile officer. He said she's been placed on administrative leave until an internal affairs investigation is complete.

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