Troopers Darwon Evans, Chris Cain, and John Allen look down into a creek at Villagebrook at Elake Drive in Lakeside Village.
Driver Rolls Pickup Into Creek, Alcohol Suspected, LAKESIDE VILLAGE, May 8, 2018 - At approximately 4:25 pm on May 8, 2018, a gray 2003 Ford F-150, driven by Robert Frank Cuherpin, 67, of Livingston, was west bound on Villagebrook drive in Lakeside Village. Cuherpin's vehicle suddenly left the pavement to the left, struck the corner of a large culvert, then turned upside down into a creek. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Kayla Hemperly with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Darwon Evans, Chris Cain, and John Allen with the Texas Highway Patrol. Cuherpin managed to crawl from his vehicle and remain stationary (sitting) in the creek. Personnel with Allegiance Ambulance Service managed to make their way down to Cuherpin where he was sitting in the creek. Firemen with Livingston Volunteer Fire Department utilized a special basket that is used for the purpose of rescuing people in hard to reach locations. Cuherpin was loaded into the basket and moved up the embankment into an ambulance. Cuherpin admitted, (on body camera), to have drinking before the accident and to being intoxicated. Cuherpin also had low blood sugar. He was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Cuherpin is possibly facing the charge of driving while intoxicated. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Cuherpin's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
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67 year old Robert Frank Cuherpin, of Livingston, crashed his 2003 Ford F-150 into a creek in the subdivision of Lakeside Village (just south of Livingston). Cuherpin craweled out of his vehicle and sat in a creek.
Emergency personnel from Allegiance Ambulance Service made their way to to Cuherpin.
Livingston Volunteer Fire Department utilized a special basket made for just such situations.
Cuherpin was safely moved to the road where an ambulance was waiting.
Cuherpin was trransported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital.
Ken with Ken's Towing did a MASTERFUL job of recovering the pickup.
Trooper John Allen observes a bottle of alcholic beverage that was found in Cuherpin's vehicle.
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