The driver slung mud into the parking lot and barely missed this gas pump enroute to knocking a hole in the wall of the Airport Quickstop.
Driver (likely intoxicated) Slams Into Airport Quickstop, BEACON BAY, February 9, 2015 - At around 12:40 am on February 9, 2015, Corporal Craig Taylor and Deputy Jacob Hopper with the Polk County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Airport Quickstop located at FM-350 South and FM-3126. The driver of a vehicle was south-bound on FM-3126. The driver came to the end of the pavement (3126 at FM-350 South) and kept going, through a shallow ditch, into the parking lot of the Airport Quickstop, and slammed into the building knocking a huge hole in the building and causing other damage, then fled the scene. Evidence suggests (trail of a busted radiator) that the driver turned the vehicle around and headed back down 3126 and made a right turn onto Sundance Trail. The trail left from the vehicle's busted radiator suggested that the driver was swerving badly while driving back down 3126. Deputies immediately began a search of the area looking for a suspect vehicle. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the Airport Quickstop to check for any possible damage that could result in an electrical fire. At time of press, the driver has not yet been caught. The incident was allegedly caught on video surveillance camera. Texas Department of Public Safety will also investigate this crash.
Deputy Jacob Hopper and Corporal Craig Taylor with the Polk County Sheriff's Office examine a large hole knocked into the wall of the Airport Quickstop.
The interior of the store was also damaged from the impact.
Possible evidence: Deputies found this Lincoln badge in the rubble.
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