PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) — An Ascension Parish deputy is accused of driving while intoxicated early Saturday morning.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office says that deputies responded to an accident on Highway 44 in Galvez around 4 a.m. When deputies arrived at the scene, they identified the driver as Curley Jones. Through an investigation, deputies discovered Jones was driving while intoxicated when the accident happened.

Jones was arrested and cited for reckless operation of a motor vehicle and DWI first offense. The sheriff’s office says Jones was a patrol deputy and was off-duty at the time of the accident. Jones has been suspended while the investigation continues.