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A Port Arthur police officer is the second law enforcement officer this week arrested on a DWI charge in Jefferson County. Investigators say a Jefferson County deputy arrested the Port Arthur officer for suspicion of DWI at about 4 a.m. Saturday on Old Sour Lake Road. The PAPD officer was taken to jail and will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Jefferson County Deputy Clinton Jones was arrested by Nederland PD on a DWI charge early Thursday morning. Nederland Police Chief Gary Porter says his officer came upon Jones' private vehicle stopped in the 2100 block of Highway 69, on the highway near Philpott.

Jones posted $500 bond on the Class B Misdemeanor and was released from jail.

Sheriff Zena Stephens suspended him with pay pending the outcome of the investigation, which is standard procedure.

Jones is a 12 year deputy with the Sheriff’s Office and is assigned as a bailiff at the courthouse.

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