Roger Dale King of Trinity was driving this Chevy Truck intoxicated with 2 small children inside.
Intoxicated Driver Facing Felony Charges Times 2, LIVINGSTON, January 8, 2012 - Shortly before 7 pm on January 8, 2012, a driver called in and reported a white Chevy truck that was driving erratically. Sergeant William Jerry with the Polk County Sheriff's Office quickly caught up with the truck at Burger King in Livingston. The driver of the truck, Roger Dale King, 60, of Trinity, was detained by Sergeant Jerry until Trooper David Flowers with the Texas Highway Patrol arrived. Flowers spoke with King and conducted a field sobriety test on King. King could not walk a straight line, given the second portion of the test, King failed miserably. Flowers placed King under arrest and charged him with driving while intoxicated. Roger King had two minors in the truck (a 10 year old and a 12 year old). At one point, King tried to get out of the charge by saying one of the kids were driving. The presence of minors in a vehicle when a driver is intoxicated automatically ups the charge to felony charges, for each minor. King was taken to Polk County Memorial Hospital and blood withdrawn (blood withdrawal is automatic in felony charges), King was then driven to Polk County Jail and booked in. A family member of King's was sent for who took the truck and the minors.