A clear and present danger on the road, an intoxicated Edward Martin refused to cooperate with Trooper Ramey Bass (left) and Deputy Rey Davalos.
Driver Charged With Felony DWI, LIVINGSTON, May 13, 2013 - At around 2:30 pm on May 13, 2013, a report came in to the Polk County Sheriff's Office of a possible intoxicated driver that turned off of FM-2457 onto US-190 West (east-bound lanes). Deputy Rey Davalos soon caught up with the white Hyundai Accent and observed the erratic driving. Davalos observed the vehicle swinging wildly from one lane to another headed towards Livingston. Deputy Davalos managed to get the vehicle to stop underneath the US-59 overpass next to Burger King. Davalos was quickly joined by Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. The driver of the vehicle (Edward Linn Martin, 46, of Livingston) refused Davalos and Bass' commands to get out of his vehicle. Martin would communicate by cracking his window to speak to the law men. After a short while a friend of Edward Martin and Martin's mother showed up on the scene. Martin finally unlocked his doors. Deputy Davalos opened the door and commanded Martin to step out. Martin refused. By now, Trooper Kevin Burman (also with the Highway Patrol) arrived. Davalos, Bass, and Burman were forced to remove Martin from his car. Martin was placed under arrest and charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Edward Martin was believed to be intoxicated on pills. This was Martin's third (or more) time being arrested for DWI which makes it a felony. Martin was driven to Livingston Memorial Hospital for a mandatory blood withdrawal. His vehicle was driven from the scene.
Once a door was opened, Trooper Kevin Burman (a former U.S. Marine) entered the vehicle and things started happening.
Davalos and Bass opened the door on the driver's side and removed an uncooperative Edward Martin from his vehicle.
Martin refused to put his hands behind his back in order to be properly cuffed.
Corporal Bass had no choice but to forcibly cuff Martin.
Trooper Burman stepped in to ensure Martin was cuffed.
The M&M Sisters were on duty.
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