LPD Officer Ashley Brame (right) with other Officers and Troopers
Livingston Man Tries to Evade Police While in Possession of Large Amount of Cocaine, LIVINGSTON, May 24, 2009 - According to the Livingston Police Department, shortly after 10 pm May 23, 2009 Livingston Police Officer Ashley Brame was assisting the Department of Public Safety on US-190 in front of Billy's Donuts when a blue car came dangerously close to Officer Brame. Brame jumped into her patrol unit and pulled the car over under the 59 bypass. The car was a blue 1988 Chevy Caprice driven by Benny Earl King, 33, of Livingston. Officer Brame approached the vehicle and requested license, King cooperated and gave her his driver's license. Appearing to be intoxicated, Brame asked King to step out of his vehicle. King instead chose to take off. Brame gave chase and radioed for assistance. Multiple units from LPD responded along with DPS Troopers and Polk County Sheriff's Deputies. King was pulled over on US-190 West across the highway from Pedigo Furniture. King was apprehended and cuffed. 28 grams of cocaine was found in King's possession. King was placed under arrest and charged with possession of cocaine and evading arrest and could face other charges. King was driven to Polk County Jail and booked in. King's vehicle was towed by a rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared shortly before 11 pm.
28 grams of cocaine was found in Benny Earl King's possession.
Ashley Brame and Deputy Randy Turner search King's vehicle.
Officer Brame escorts a rather large Benny King to jail.
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