Trooper Darwon Evans and Corporal Adam Norris deal with 65 year old Guy L. Hernan of Mason City, Illinois.
DWI: Man So Intoxicated, He Needed Help to Walk, LIVINGSTON, February 23, 2016 - At approximately 2:45 pm on February 23, 2016, Corporal Adam Norris with the Polk County Sheriff's Office spotted a south bound Tan Buick LaCrosse on US-59. Corporal Norris noticed the driver was driving extremely erratically as the car left the road more than once and then would swerve back onto the pavement. Norris attempted a traffic stop about a mile south of the Livingston City Limits. The car left the pavement again (to the right) and swerved back up onto the shoulder of 59 where it came to a stop. Norris spoke with the man (Guy L. Hernan, 65, of Mason City, Illinois) and wasn't sure if the man was having medical problems, or if he was intoxicated. Norris requested assistance and was quickly backed up by Trooper Darwon Evans with the Texas Highway Patrol and Deputy Josh Sanders. Americare Ambulance Service was summoned to check Hernan. As it turns out, Hernan was only intoxicated (believed to be alcohol). Trooper Evans placed Hernan under arrest and charged him with driving while intoxicated. During a vehicle inventory, multiple bottles of wine were found in Hernan's car, including one that was opened. Hernan was also charged with open container. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service recovered Hernan's vehicle and it will be stored in Goodrich.
Hernan was so intoxicated that Trooper Evans (left) and Corporal Norris had to help him walk to be placed into a DPS patrol unit.
Personnel from Americare Ambulance Service were summoned to check out Hernan (probably to make sure it wasn't diabetic shock).
Trooper Evans checks Hernan's eyes for signs of intoxication.
Evans placed Hernan under arrest and charged him with driving while intoxicated.
During a vehicle inventory, more than one bottle of alcoholic beverage was found in Hernan's car.
Hernan's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service.
Mixi, Molly, and Heidi were on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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