GONZALES — A Baton Rouge man was arrested Monday in the hospital where he’s been recovering since December from injuries he suffered when he drove onto train tracks in Gonzales and was struck by a train, police reported.
Harry Lee White, 39, 11104 Lake Cypress St., Baton Rouge, was served with an arrest warrant on counts of driving while intoxicated and reckless operation, said Charlotte Guedry, Gonzales police public information officer.
Police reported that shortly before 7 a.m. on Dec. 14, White was traveling east on Felix Street in Gonzales when he crossed the railroad tracks. His Chevrolet pickup truck was hit by an oncoming train.
White was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge and was in critical condition until recently, Gonzales Police said.
As tests were run and the investigation continued, it was found that White tested positive for marijuana at the time of the crash, police reported.