DPS Trooper Sam Lattner speaks with Lauren McBride.
Intoxicated Driver Causes Accident on 190, LIVINGSTON, October 15, 2009 - At approximately 7:09 pm on October 14, 2009 Lauren McBride, 24, of Livingston decided to leave the parking lot of Buster McNutty's. McBride crossed US-190 West over to the crossover point and into the east bound lanes of 190. According to DPS McBride decided to go back to Buster McNutty's and did a U-Turn across the east-bound lanes. As McBride turned her gray 2002 Mercury Cougar around, she was broad sided by a green 2000 Dodge 1500 pickup driven by Louis Henriquez, 25, of Livingston. McBride's vehicle was knocked into the grassy median where it came to rest and Henriquez's truck came to rest near the shoulder of the west-bound lanes. Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Crow and Sergeant Rob Thomas were dispatched to the scene along with DPS Trooper Sam Lattner. When Lattner arrived he performed a field sobriety test and a brethalyzer test on McBride and placed her under arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. McBride had confessed to drinking earlier. The left lane on the west-bound side of 190 was blocked during investigation and clean up. Both parties had insurance. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the accident. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Henriquez's truck and it will be stored at Harrision Body Shop in Livingston while McBride's vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from Fawbush Body Shop and it will be stored at Fawbush in Livingston. McBride received citations for driving while intoxicated and a citation for unsafe turn at a crossover. The scene was cleared by 8:25 pm.