NEW ORLEANS — A six-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after he was arrested for driving under the influence.

The department says Officer Keith Elsensohn was off-duty and driving eastbound on Interstate 10 in a department-issued vehicle when he apparently lost control about 3:21 a.m. Friday and struck the guardrail. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.

After conducting a field sobriety test, officers placed Elsensohn under arrest for driving under the influence.

Elsensohn is on suspension pending the outcome of a criminal investigation. He most recently was assigned to the department's Special Operations Division.

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