DENHAM SPRINGS — State Police arrested a Denham Springs man Wednesday on sixth-offense DWI, two months after he was involved in a serious injury crash.
Lee Edward Easley, 29, was booked Wednesday after a toxicology report indicated he had narcotics in his system at the time of the Feb. 1 crash in Livingston Parish, according to a news release from State Police.
At about 9 a.m. on Feb. 1, Easley was driving a 2013 Mazda 3 westbound on La. 1026 (Lockhart Road) east of La. 16. At the same time, Wayne Lafleur Jr., 30, of Greenwell Springs, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on La. 1026, State Police said.
Easley crossed into the eastbound lane, hitting the Silverado head-on, according to the news release.
Both Easley and Lafleur were transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge with moderate to severe injuries.
Investigating troopers suspected Easley was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the crash, and a toxicology sample was submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab, State Police said.
Easley, the subject of five previous DWI counts prior to the Feb. 1 crash, tested positive for several narcotics, according to the news release.
Troopers obtained an arrest warrant through the 21st Judicial District Court, located Easley at his home and booked him into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on DWI 6th offense, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, first-degree vehicular negligent injuring and possession of marijuana.