A blurred pic, but, 24 year old Marc Alan-Oakley Gillen, of Cisco is seen on his back hiding in the woods as he was discovered by Officer Forrest Tooley.
Intoxicated Driver Crashes, Hides, Gets Caught, BLANCHARD, January 1, 2014 - At approximately 11:15 pm on December 31, 2013, motorist Steve Estes was west-bound on FM-3126 when a tan Ford F-150 came up behind him driving at a high rate of speed. According to Estes, the truck nearly struck his vehicle. The truck passed Estes. Estes estimated the truck to be traveling in excess of 80 miles per hour. As the truck approached the junction of FM-2457 (by RB Lake Grocery), the driver, Marc Alan-Oakley Gillen, 24, of Cisco opted to keep going rather than make a right or left turn. Gillen's vehicle went straight into the woods (over 100 feet) where it came to rest. Estes called authorities and reported the wreck. Gillen was uninjured and decided flee and hide in the woods. Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Onalaska Police Department, and Trooper Allen Stanton with the Texas Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene and began searching for Gillen. Officer Forrest Tooley with Onalaska PD was looking into some deteriorating small structures when he spotted something other than dead leaves and weeds; the color blue, as in blue t-shirt. "The color blue caught my attention" Tooley said. "Everything else was dead leaves, vines and weeds". Tooley looked closely and found Gillen laying on his back between a rotting wooden fence and some corrugated metal. Tooley ordered Gillen to show his hands. Gillen showed his hands and was cuffed by Tooley. Gillen was then brought out to the road where Trooper Stanton performed a field sobriety test and placed Gillen under arrest for driving while intoxicated (his second) and evading arrest. Gillen's Ford F-150 was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service and will be stored in Goodrich.
Gillen was cuffed where he laid and led out of the woods by Officer Tooley.
Gillen was brought to Trooper Allen Stanton for a field sobriety test.
Trooper Stanton escorts Gillen to a unit to be transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital for a mandatory blood withdrawal (no refusal night).
Motorist Steve Estes witnessed the wreck and contacted the Sheriff's Office.
Gillen's pickup was over 100 feet in the woods.
Gillen became angry at the PolkCountyToday.com cameraman and began cussing him out with an array of obsenities.
Mixi & Molly were on duty and didn't appreciate Gillen's profanities.
Gillen's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service.
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