Driver Wrecks Vehicle, Admits to Intoxication, LIVINGSTON, December 5, 2016 - Shortly before 11 am on December 5, 2016, a white 1998 Lincoln Navigator, driven by Guillermo Villerreal Saldaña, 24, of Livingston, was north-bound on North Houston (US-146) near Morrison Road. Saldaña lost control of his vehicle and partially left the pavement to the right. His vehicle's rear half got stuck over the curb with the front half of his vehicle still on the road. Saldaña exited his vehicle and slid down the hill on the north-bound side (in the weeds) where decided to lay down. Officers Brandon Brewer and Kaleb Barker with Livingston Police Department were dispatched to investigate. When the officers arrived, Officer Brewer found Saldaña down the hill. They asked him why, he stated that he was drunk. Saldaña also admitted to have been drinking beer prior to driving. Saldaña wasn't conversational in English so Deputy Liham White with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to interpret. When asked to take a field sobriety test, Saldaña refused and just admitted to drunkenness and opted to just go to jail. Saldaña will be charged with driving while intoxicated. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Saldaña's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Deputy Liham White (center) speaks spanish to 24 year old Guillermo Villarreal Saldaña, of Livingston (Officer Kaleb Barker Listens on, Corporal Terry White is in Background).
Officer Kaleb Barker puts cuffs on Saldaña.
Saldaña was transported to Polk County Jail (Officer Brandon Brewer pictured at left).
Saldaña's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Mixi, Molly, and Heidi were on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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