Deputies search for Waelder hit-and-run driver


Gonzales County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident with a utility pole inside the city of Waelder the night after Thanksgiving.

According to GCSO, just after 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, dispatchers received a call about a white truck that was driving reckless and had struck a utility pole in Waelder. Deputies were sent to an address where the vehicle possibly involved was parked.

During the investigation, it was learned that a utility pole belonging to the city was damaged and had to be replaced. City officials have indicated they do wish to pursue criminal charges against the individual or individuals involved in the wreck.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or may have further information about the person or persons involved is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 830-672-8477. You need not reveal your identity and may be eligible for a reward if information provided leads to a successful arrest and prosecution.