Unusual Predicament: A 2007 Ford F-250 sits propped up by a 30 ft. trailer after the trailer rolled.
Felony DWI, Driver Rolls Trailer, SODA, September 25, 2011 - At approximately 1 pm on September 25, 2011, a white Ford F-250 driven by Thomas Haman, 36, of Livingston, was west-bound on US-190 East when he swerved right, over corrected to the left into the east-bound lanes and then back right again. Haman's truck left the road to the right. Haman was pulling a long trailer and the trailer rolled propping up the rear of the truck where they came to rest at the edge of the woodline. Sergeant Rob Thomas from the Polk County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the scene along with the Indian Springs Volunteer Fire Department and DPS Troopers Donny Akers and Joe Cole. Fortunately nobody was injured in the accident, however, Haman exhibited signs of intoxication. Trooper Donny Akers performed a field sobriety test on Haman and placed Haman under arrest for driving while intoxicated. If convicted, this will be Haman's third DWI and will be a felony. Traffic was not blocked during investigation and cleanup. Vehicle Recovery Specialist Jim Harwood did a remarkable job of easing the truck down from its predicament. The scene was cleared by 4:30 pm.
The trailer had a lot of stuff inside.
Trooper Donny Akers demonstrates a procedure of the field sobriety test for driver Thomas Haman.
Haman was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.
36 year old Thomas Haman was loaded into Akers' patrol unit and drivn to Polk County Jail. If convicted, this will be Haman's 3rd DWI (a felony).
Big Jim Harwood looks at a mess that he's been called on to clean up.
Harwood has the experience and know how to deal with a tangled mess.
Big Jim shows why he's one of East Texas' finest. Harwood slowly lowered the truck down and cleaned up a tangled mess. Both the trailer and the truck will be stored at 101 Harwood Drive in Livingston.
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