Deputy Lee Rogers (left) speaks with a witness at the scene.
Joy Riding Vandals Get Truck Stuck in Mud and Abandon Vehicle, LIVINGSTON, October 19, 2008 - Shortly after 2 am, on October 19, 2008 a call came in to the Polk County Sheriff's Office to report a truck doing donuts in Airport Estates close to FM-3126. Another call came in to report the vehicle was running over road signs. Deputy Lee Rogers was dispatched to the area and found the truck stuck in a ditch, deep in mud on Pine Hurst and Cedar Lake Drive near 3126. The truck had been abandoned only minutes before Rogers arrived. The tires were still smoking from the perpetrators trying to get out of the mud. The vehicle was a white 1995 Ford F-250 and is owned by Turner H Construction out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The truck had knocked down multiple street signs and was reportedly running over mail boxes. Deputy Rogers investigated the vehicle while Deputy Billy Duke drove around the vicinity searching for the occupant(s). The interior of the vehicle had a heavy smell of alcohol. The occupant(s) poured Portland Cement around the back tires in an effort to get traction. The vehicle occupants were not found and the truck was towed away from the scene by a rollback wrecker from Fawbush Towing and it will be stored at Fawbush Body Shop on Highway 59 Next to Lone Star Charlie's. An investigation is underway to find out who perpetrators are.
The drivers apparently tried to use Portland Cement to gain traction.
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