Phillip Allen Fielder's 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee sits upside down in the weeds off Scenic Loop.
Driver Rolls Vehicle, Flees Scene, Caught, SCENIC LOOP, June 24, 2010 - At approximately 11:50 pm on June 23, 2010, a brown 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Phillip Allen Fielder, 45, of Livingston, was west-bound on FM-3277 in the Scenic Loop area when his vehicle left the road to the right, slammed into the end of a guard rail and rolled. Fielder's vehicle came to rest upside down in the weeds facing west. Fielder climbed out of his vehicle and fled the scene. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department, Sergeant Christian Schanmier of the Sheriff's Office and DPS Troopers Corporal Sam Lattner and Kevin Burman. Sergeant Schanmier caught up with Fielder over on Sherwood Drive off of Scenic Loop. Fielder allegedly demonstrated violent behavior towards Sergeant Schanmier when Schanmier tried to detain Fielder. Schanmier pepper sprayed Fielder, then detained him, and then turned him over to the Troopers. Fielder was taken back to the scene of the accident and as it turns out, he was driving with a suspended license. Fielder was physically okay but was arrested for driving with an suspended license and was cited for unsafe speed and failure to report striking a fixed object (the guardrail). Fielder did have insurance. A rollback wrecker from Harwood Wrecker Service recovered Fielder's Jeep and it will be stored in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 1:30 am.
Special thank you: Assignment Editor Stash Anderson, and Ken from Ken's Towing.
Corporal Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol investigated the accident.
Phillip Allen Fielder sits in a Trooper's car and was arrested for driving with a suspended license and cited for unsafe speed and failure to report striking a fixed object.
Fielder's airbag deployed.
"Did you get the number of that truck that hit you?": Fielder's front license plate hangs from the end of the guardrail where his vehicle struck.
Once the vehicle was turned upright, Corporal Lattner was able to examine the interior.
Fielder's vehicle was recovered by Harwood Wrecker Service.
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