UPDATE: The drunk driver who hit three BRPD officers has been identified.
Joseph White, 27, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison with three charges of Vehicular Negligent Injuring on Friday, August 21.
White’s other charges include:
- Operating A Vehicle While Intoxicated
- Reckless Operation Of A Vehicle
White was speeding in a Volkswagon eastbound on I-10 at College Drive.
Two BRPD officers were standing outside their police units and were struck by White. One officer had severe head injuries while another had a broken leg compound fracture.
The third officer was sitting in the unit that was struck by White’s car and has multiple minor leg injuries, according to an official police report.
All officers were transported to the nearest hospital via ambulance.
White’s injuries include a minor cut to his hand.
BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) Mayor-President Sharon Broome said that three officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department were injured overnight after being hit by a drunk driver on Twitter this afternoon.
“A special thank you to the doctors and medical team taking care of them. Please pray for the officers and their families during this time” Broome said.
This is a developing story.
Check back here for more details when they become available.