The guard rail at the entrance of the Trinity River Bridge (NB side of 59) was struck by a vehicle driven by Michael Brian Hale, 28, of Spring.
Driver Slams Into Guardrail, Arrested for Warrants, SAN JACINTO COUNTY, September 9, 2015 - At approximately 8:20 pm on September 9, 2015, a white Chevy Cruze driven by Michael Brian Hale, 28, of Spring, was north-bound on US-59. As Hale approached the Trinity River Bridge that leads into Polk County, according to witnesses, he suddenly veered and spun around. The rear of Hale's vehicle impacted the end of the guard rail causing damage to the guard rail. His vehicle spun around and came to rest in the left lane facing south a short distance north of where he impacted the rail. The impact tore the rear end out of Hale's vehicle. Deputies from the San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the scene along with the Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department, Deputy Billy Duke with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Kevin McKellar and Barett Duren (Both with the Texas Highway Patrol). Fortunately, nobody was injured. As it turns out, Hale had two arrest warrants out of Polk County. Additionally, he was cited for driving while license invalid, no insurance, and failure to maintain a single lane of traffic. Deputy Billy Duke cuffed Hale and transported him to Polk County Jail. Hale's vehicle was recovered by East Texas Towing and will be stored in Shepherd.
Hale's Chevy Cruze came to rest in the left lane on the north-bound side of 59 facing south.
The collision tore the rear end out of Hale's vehicle.
Trooper Kevin McKellar is the accident investigator.
Michael Brian Hale received 3 citations and also had 2 arrest warrants out of Polk County.
Deputy Bill Duke placed cuffs on Hale and transported him to Polk County Jail.
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