30 year old Steven Alan Laird, of Livingston, appears to struggle with a field sobriety test as Trooper Zach Lenderman watches.
Driver Slams Vehicle From Behind, One Hospitalized, Alcohol Suspected, LIVINGSTON, July 30, 2016 - At approximately 9:10 pm on July 29, 2016, a black 2008 Ford F-150, driven by Jennifer Michelle Garcia, 27, of Livingston, was east-bound on US-190 East a short distance east of SHECO. Garcia was waiting to make a left turn when she was slammed from behind by a black 2011 Chevy Silverado driven by Steven Alan Laird, 30, of Livingston. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Deputies Michaela Tinsley, and Vance Berry with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Zach Lenderman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Garcia sustained injuries. She was carefully removed from her vehicle and transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Laird was not injured, but was suspected of intoxication. Trooper Linderman administered a field sobriety test on Laird and placed Laird under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Traffic on both sides of 190 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Garcia's vehicle and it will be stored at Pollock's Body Shop in Livingston. Laird's vehicle was recovered by Barnes Towing and will be stored in Livingston.
27 year old Jennifer Michelle Garcia, of Livingston, was driving this 2008 Ford F-150 when she was slammed from behind on 190 East.
Garcia's vehicle was slammed from behind by this 2011 Chevy Silverado, driven by Laird.
Polk County Sheriff, Ken Hammack (wearing hat) drove upon the accident and assisted emergency personnel. Garcia is being removed from her vehicle.
Trooper Lenderman placed Laird under arrest for driving while intoxicated.
There was a dog in Laird's vehicle. Family members were sent for to take and care for the the dog.
Houdini assisted with towing duties.
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