Driver Takes Out Guardrail, Gets Hospitalized, Alcohol Suspected, GOODRICH, June 29, 2017 - At approximately 1:20 am on June 29, 2017, a gray 2005 Toyota Matrix, driven by Garrett David Dodd, 20, of Pearland, was south-bound on US-59 just south of the Goodrich City Limits. According to Dodd, he took his eyes off the road to look for something and the next thing that happened was he slammed head-on into a guardrail on the left side of the pavement. Dodd's vehicle took out a significant portion of guardrail and came to rest in the center median. Passers by drove up on the accident and called it in to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Corporal Adam Norris and Sergeant David Ramsey with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Trooper Zach Lenderman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Dodd was loaded into an ambulance and transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. Dodd admitted to have been drinking prior to driving and could be facing the charge of driving under the influence. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Dodd's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
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During the collision with the guardrail, Garrett Dodd's vehicle turned sideways and punched in a rear door.
20 year old Garrett David Dodd was transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital.
Dodd's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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