Samuel Lucas was driving with an open can of beer in plain view.
Intoxicated Driver Drives Right Up to Troopers, LIVINGSTON, April 21, 2011 - At approximately 6 pm on April 21, 2011, Trooper David Flowers with the Texas Highway Patrol was assisting Trooper Joe Cole in a single vehicle accident on FM-350 North. Trooper Flowers was standing at the vehicle of Texas Game Warden, Ryan Hall. They were stationed on the road to control traffic that was approaching the wreck. A black Jeep Cherokee driven by Samuel Edward Lucas, 24, of Austin drove up to Trooper Flowers. According to Flowers, he spotted an open can of beer between Samuel Lucas' legs as Lucas was driving. Warden Hall started his truck and pursued Lucas pulling Lucas over just a short distance up the road from where he was spotted. Trooper Flowers caught up to the pulled over vehicle and administered a field sobriety test. Samuel Lucas was arrested for driving while intoxicated and open container. Samuel Lucas blew a .19 on a breathalyzer test (nearly two and half times the legal limit). Lucas' vehicle was recovered by a friend who drove the jeep away from the scene.
Trooper David Flowers administers a field sobriety test on 24 year old Samuel Lucas of Austin.
Flowers placed Samuel Lucas under arrest for driving while intoxicated.
Warden Ryan Hall (background) looks on as his comrades Joe Cole and David Flowers load Samuel Lucas up for transport to the big house.
More cold beer was found on the front floor board of Lucas' Jeep.
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