A white Ford Taurus Wagon sits in the creek off FM-350 North near Johson Road.
Driver Who Was Allegedly Intoxicated Crashes Into Creek, LIVINGSTON, November 6, 2013 - At around 4:10 pm on November 6, 2013, a white Ford Taurus Wagon driven by Gary Lynn Adkins, 55, of Livingston, was north-bound on FM-350 North. Adkins apparently entered a curve too fast and left the pavement to the left, rolled through the grass and down into a creek a short distance south of Johnson Road. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department and Troopers Darwon Evans, Allen Stanton, and Sergeant Nita Bowen (all with the Texas Highway Patrol). Adkins crawled from his vehicle and waded through the creek and climbed back up onto FM-350. After being checked out and released by EMS personnel, he was turned over to Troopers Evans and Stanton. Adkins denied that he was driving the car (even though his pants were soaking wet from the creek). The Troopers didn't buy it. Trooper Evans attempted to administer a field sobriety test on Adkins, but Adkins could hardly stand up. Adkins willingly gave up and refused to continue with the test. He was cuffed and charged with driving while intoxicated. His vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service and took over two hours to fish from the creek.