Train wreck victim arrested

Staff Report
Harry Lee White

On Monday, Feb. 22, the City of Gonzales Police Dept. made the arrest of 39-year-old Harry Lee White of 11104 Lake Cypress St., Baton Rouge, on charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless operation stemming from a December collision with a train in Gonzales.

At approximately 6:40 a.m., on Monday, Dec. 14, White was traveling eastbound on Felix St. when he crossed the railroad tracks. His Chevrolet pickup truck was hit by an oncoming train as it went through the city.

White was assessed for injuries on scene and transported to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital for moderate to serious injuries at the time. As tests were run and the investigation continued, it became clear that White tested positive for marijuana. He was in critical condition until recently, and his arrest was made.