GONZALES, LA (WVUE) - A 46 year old man is facing his 3rd DWI charge after crashing into the back of a Louisiana State Police car. The accident happened Saturday morning on the eastbound side of I-10 in Ascension Parish. State Police say a fully marked State Police Ford Crown Victoria was parked partially on the shoulder of the road and partially in the grass, conducting stationary enforcement.
Christopher K. Morris of Gonzales was driving eastbound, just east of LA Hwy 44, in a 2014 Nissan Versa when he reportedly shifted to the shoulder of the road in an attempt to pass another car. State Police say that's when he slapped into the back of the state police unit.
The Trooper received minor injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported from the scene via ambulance to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales.
Morris and a 13 year old passenger in his vehicle also received minor injuries in the crash. They were both transported from the scene via ambulance to St. Elizabeth Hospital as well.