Driver Crashes Into Woods, Facing Charge of DWI, NEW WILLARD, May 30, 2019 - At approximately 2:55 pm on May 30, 2019, a red 2018 Cadillac CTS, driven by Richard Johnson, 75, of Houston, was south-bound on US-59 about a mile south of Leggett. Johnson's vehicle left the pavement to the right and struck several small trees. Johnson's vehicle came to rest on the edge of the woodline with his vehicle covered in underbrush and tree branches. Trooper Donny Akers with the Texas Highway Patrol dispatched to the scene and immediately summoned an ambulance and Livingston Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit. Akers was assisted by Troopers Nick Hatton, Ashlee White, and Chris Cain. Johnson was trapped in his vehicle under all the underbrush. Firemen used chainsaws to clear the vehicle. Johnson was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. One lane of traffic was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Johnson is facing the charge of driving while intoxicated. He was using pain medication and was allegedly under the influence. Johnson's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
EDITOR'S COMMENT: When using prescription medication, if it impedes your ability to drive safely, then you can be arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (even if you've recently had surgery).
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Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit uses chainsaws to clear off a 2018 Cadillac CTS, driven by 75 year old Richard Johnson, of Houston.
Johnson was allegedly under the influece of prescription pain medication when his vehicle left the pavement and struck several small trees.
Johnson was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital.
Trooper Donny Akers located Johnson's pain killers in the center console of Johnson's vehicle.
Johnson's 2018 Cadillac CTS was totaled.
Houdini assisted with towing duties.
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