Trooper Bobby Perry with the Texas Highway Patrol administers a field sobriety test on Robert William Owens of Kountze.
Intoxicated Driver Has Marijuana, Pills, and a Bible, EAST POLK COUNTY, February 13, 2011 - At approximately 11:20 pm on February 12, 2011, a call was placed to Alabama Coushatta Tribal Security regarding a pickup truck that was spotted driving on US-190 East. According to the callers, the driver of a 1999 Tan Chevy truck was weaving, ran into and out of a ditch, and nearly hit an 18 wheeler. The driver then pulled into Polk One Stop. Tribal Security dispatched Officers John Alexander and Makesha Young. Alexander and Young arrived to find the truck, driven by Robert William Owens, 34, of Kountze, at the gas pumps. Moments later Sergeant Christian Schanmier with the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrived and was quickly joined by DPS Trooper Bobby Perry and Glen Goodwin. Trooper Perry conducted a field sobriety test on Owens, but Owens was too intoxicated to complete the test. Owens was cuffed and loaded into a patrol unit. A search of Owens' vehicle rendered pills, a small amount of marijuana, two pipes for smoking dope, and a Bible. Owens was transported to Polk County Jail, booked in, and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, and driving while intoxicated. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Owens' vehicle and it will be stored at Harrsion Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared shortly before midnight.