Sergeant Darrell Newman (right) with the Livingston Police Department assesses property damage with the owner of the building.
Intoxicated Wal-Mart Thief Broadsides Parked Truck Knocking It Into Livingston Quick Lube, LIVINGSTON, September 23, 2011 - At approximately 1 am on September 23, 2011, a white 2000 Chevy Z71 driven by Jeremy Usher, 25, of Livingston, was east-bound on West Church in Livingston. Usher's vehicle suddenly left the road to the left, through the west-bound lanes and into the parking lot of Livingston Quick Lube. Usher's vehicle slammed into a white pickup truck knocking the truck into Livingston Quick Lube building. Sergeant Darrell Newman with the Livingston Police Department and Trooper Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol were nearby and heard the crash. Both drove up to the scene and found an intoxicated Jeremy Usher standing around the wrecked vehicles.
A Big 'Ol Lie... Usher told Newman and Burman that the truck was at fault and tried to do an illegal U-Turn in front of him causing him to broadside the truck. Usher then stated that the driver of the truck jumped out of the driver's side door and fled the scene.
Reality... The white truck (owned by Lake Area Concrete) had been sitting in that same spot in the parking lot of Quick Lube for five months and had no engine.
It Gets Worse... Usher reportedly had fake weed in his truck, and 2 cans of compressed air that he allegedly stole from Wal-Mart (Compressed air is often used by ne'er do wells for getting high). Witnesses said that they spotted Usher stealing the compressed air and sped out of the Wal-Mart parking lot headed east on West Church (190). Two cans of compressed air were found in Usher's vehicle and he allegedly admitted to stealing the compressed air from Wal-Mart.
Jeremy Usher was arrested charged with driving while intoxicated and is possibly facing a surplus of other charges. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Usher's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared shortly before 2 am.
25 year old Jeremy Usher of Livingston sits with hands cuffed in the back of a Livingston Police car.
Houdini watches things unfold from the cab of his truck.
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