Guy Strikes Vehicle, Flees Scene, Gets Caught, LIVINGSTON, May 12, 2019 - At approximately 4:30 pm on May 12, 2019, a gray 2016 Toyota Corolla, driven by Richard Lynn Winfrey, 64, of Coldspring was east-bound on US-190 West when he struck the back of a pickup in front of him. The pickup was sitting at a red light (190 at 350 South). Winfrey jumped out of his vehicle and told the driver of the pickup that he had to use the restroom. He ran into the Stripes gas station/store, ran into the restroom (wearing a red shirt), then came out and ran behind the station (officers found the red shirt that he was wearing in the restroom trash can). Officer Brandon Brewer with Livingston Police Department and another witness walked behind the Stripes Station and found him (now wearing a yellow and black striped shirt). Winfrey was taken into custody. He admitted to being the driver and was placed under arrest and charged with causing the accident, expired driver's license, no insurance, failure to control speed, and open container of alcohol. During book in procedures, he was found to be in possession of pill(s) and was also charged with possession of a dangerous drug. There were no injuries and the pickup (also damaged) was driven from the scene (before PolkCountyToday.com arrived). Accident Investigator, Officer Kaleb Barker with Livingston Police Department was assisted by Officers Scott Paske, Brandon Brewer, and Sergeant Ronnie Bogany. Winfrey's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
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Winfrey was driving this gray 2016 Toyota Corolla when he slammed a pickup from behind and then fled the scene on foot.
Winfrey's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Houdini assisted with towing duties.
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