Brenda Young, 52, of Livingston, watches as her 1999 Ford Explorer is searched by officer Kevin Ward.
DWI In the Morning, LIVINGSTON, February 8, 2011 - Shortly before 10 am on February 8, 2011, a caller notified Livingston Police Department of an erratic driver on Business 59 driving south-bound. Officer Kevin Ward spotted the vehicle (a 1999 Ford Explorer) driven by Brenda Young, 52, of Livingston, and pulled her over in the Parking Lot of Churches Chicken on Business 59. When Officer Ward approached the car and spoke to Young, she appeared to be heavily intoxicated, possibly on pills. Moments later Ward was joined by other Officers with LPD. A field sobriety test was conducted on Young and she was so intoxicated that she couldn't seem to follow simple instructions like keeping one foot in the air for the test. Instead, Young seemed stuck on the last command of trying to walk a straight line. Americare Ambulance Service was summoned and EMS Personnel checked Young's blood sugar to make sure she wasn't having diabetic shock. The EMS Personnel confirmed her blood sugar level was perfectly normal confirming that Young was not in diabetic shock but rather, heavily intoxicated. Officer Ward conducted a vehicle search and found pills in Young's purse. Brenda Young was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. A rollback wrecker from LakeView Wrecker Service recovered Young's Vehicle and it will be stored in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 11 am.
Officer Chad Ward watches as Brenda Young attempts a field sobriety test. Young struggled to walk a straight line, and couldn't put one foot in front of the other foot as instructed.
Part of a field sobriety test requires the person to hold one foot in the air while standing still. Officer Ward explained and demonstrated the task. After explaination and demonstration, Young continued to try to walk a straight line (the previous task).
Officers Ward and Kaleb Barker put cuffs on Brenda Young after she failed to do anything correctly for a field sobriety test. Young seemed almost incoherent.
EMS Personnel from Americare Ambulance Service were summoned to test and see if perhaps Young was experiencing diabetic shock. The test confirmed that Young's blood sugar was normal.
Officer Kaleb Barker escorts Brenda Young to a patrol unit. Young was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Officer Kevin Ward found prescription pills in Young's purse.
Young's vehicle was towed by LakeView Wrecker Service.
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