Emergency personnel work to remove 25 year old Casey Jean Glass, of Moscow, from her vehicle.
Major Accident Hospitalizes 1, Alcohol Suspected, LIVINGSTON, August 8, 2014 - At approximately 6:30 pm on August 8, 2014, a Kia Optima driven by Anselmo Lopez, 30, of Livingston, was sitting at the intersection of Garner Street and South Houston (highway 146), Lopez attempted to pull across the south-bound lanes of 146 to the north-bound lanes, but failed to yield to a south-bound Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Casey Jean Glass, 25, of Moscow. Glass' vehicle slammed in the driver's side of Lopez's vehicle. The collision spun both vehicles around as they came to rest in the north-bound lanes of 146. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit and Officers Tito Reyes, Dallas Early, and Sergeant Darrell Newman (all with Livingston PD) and Sergeant David Ramsey with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Lopez was physically uninjured, however, Casey Glass was removed from her vehicle by emergency personnel and transported by Ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Lopez was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to yield right-of-way from a stop sign. According to witnesses, after the accident, Lopez got out of his vehicle and threw two cans of beer into the nearby weeds. Officer Reyes conducted a field sobriety test on Lopez and transported him to jail. Traffic was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Both vehicles were recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Casey Glass was transported by Ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries.
Officer Tito Reyes (not visible in picture) cuffed and detained Lopez, then drove Lopez to a nearby parking lot and conducted a field sobriety test.
Officer Reyes placed Lopez under arrest for DWI after conducting a field sobriety test at a nearby parking lot.
Witnesses stated that they saw Lopez get out of his vehicle and throw beer in the nearby weeds.
The same type of beer was found inside Lopez's vehicle (still cold).
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