Tabitha Alexander's black 1998 Pontiac Grand Am lies upside down in Big Thicket Lake Estates.
Female Driver Rolls Vehicle, Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, BIG THICKET LAKE ESTATES, February 25, 2011 - At approximately 8:05 pm on February 24, 2011, a black 1998 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Tabitha Erlene Alexander, 24, of Livingston, was south-bound on Swick Trail in the Subdivision of Big Thicket Lake Estates. Alexander's vehicle swerved left, then back right and continued right leaving the road plowing through underbrush and rolled. Alexander's vehicle came to rest upside down facing the opposite direction that she was traveling in. She managed to crawl from the wreckage on her own. Deputy Vance Berry was dispatched to the scene and was soon joined by Trooper Joe Cole with the Texas Highway Patrol. Initially, Alexander said that she was fine, but then requested an ambulance because her right ankle was hurting. There was a strong smell of alcohol coming from both Alexander and her wrecked vehicle. Alexander admitted that she had been drinking prior to the accident. EMS personnel arrived and treated Alexander then transported her to Livingston Memorial Hospital. The hospital visit did not prevent Alexander from going to jail. Trooper Cole showed up at the hospital and when medical staff released Alexander she was taken into custody by Trooper Cole and booked into Polk County Jail for driving while intoxicated. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Alexander's vehicle and it will be stored at Polock's Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 9:45 pm.
Trooper Joe Cole with the Texas Highway Patrol investigated the accident.
A strong smell of alcohol and wiggly eyes. Trooper Joe Cole performs a simple eye test and is able to detect intoxication.
A crying Tabitha Alexander stated several times that she knew that she was going to jail. After her hospital visit, she did indeed go to jail.
Ken and his faithful dog Houdini arrived to clean up the mess.
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