Allison Newton was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Accident Likely Prevented When Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Woman for DWI, LIVINGSTON, June 3, 2008 - Shortly before 6 pm on June 2, 2008, calls came into Polk County Sheriff's Dept complaining about a driver who was driving into oncoming traffic on Highway 190 West. Callers stated that the driver nearly collided with other cars several times. The driver of a sliver, late model Ford Taurus was clearly intoxicated. Lieutenant Randy Bridges and Chris Lima, both with Polk County Sheriff's Dept. responded to the call and within minutes of the calls, managed to pull over the car driven by Allison Newton of Baytown. Bridges and Lima received consent to search the vehicle and found what appeared to be pain-killers. In addition, Newton smelled heavily of alcohol. A short time later, Sergeant Perry Alexander also of the Polk County Sheriff's Dept arrived to assist. DPS Trooper Glen Goodwin was summoned to visually evaluate Newton's condition and transport her to the Polk County Jail to be booked in for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Also at the scene was Constable Precinct 2, Bill Cunningham. Newton's car was towed away from the scene by LakeView wrecker service.