Pedro Hernandez can only hang his head after wrecking his vehicle and being placed under arrest for DWI.
Driver Wrecks Out, Alcohol Suspected, LIVINGSTON, August 29, 2010 - Shortly after 2 am on August 29, 2010, a white 2002 Ford F-150 driven by Pedro Lopez Hernandez, of Nacogdoches, was north-bound on US-59 near Radio Station KETX. Just minutes earlier, there were multiple call ins to the Polk County Sheriff's Office to report Hernandez's reckless driving. As Hernandez passed the radio station, his truck left the road to the right rolled and slid down a long slope, and slid to a stop nearly 100 yards from the road. According to one witness, Hernandez was driving around 100 mph. Sergeant Darrell Newman with the Livingston Police Department, Deputies Jamie Buie and Billy Duke, and Corporal Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene. Amazingly the truck didn't roll and Hernandez nor any of his 3 passengers were injured. After conducting a Field Sobriety Test, Hernandez was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Hernandez did have insurance, but could be facing more charges pending the completion of the investigation by Corporal Lattner. Traffic was not blocked during cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Hernandez's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was was cleared by 3:45 am.
NOTE: Whenever possible, we list the driver's age, however, because Pedro Hernandez only had a Mexican identification which did not list his age, at time of press, his age is not known to PolkCountyToday.com. Hernandez is suspected of being an illegal alien.