Corporal Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol conducts an eye examination on Mose L. Marshall of Chester. Simple eye movements can show symptoms of alcohol consumption.
Afternoon Driving While Intoxicated, LIVINGSTON, June 10, 2010 - At approximately 4 pm on June 10, 2010, Deputy Mark Dubose with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was north-bound on US-59 just north of Livingston. Dubose spotted a red 1996 Oldsmobile sedan driving erratically. Dubose pulled the vehicle over on the right shoulder of 59 near Oakdale Loop. The driver of the vehicle was 59 year old Mose L. Marshall of Chester. Dubose detected that Marshall was possibly intoxicated and sent for Troopers. In a few minutes Corporal Sam Lattner and Trooper David Flowers (both with the Texas Highway Patrol) arrived. Corporal Lattner had Marshall perform a couple of simple tests and then had Marshall blow into a portable breathalyzer device. Marshall blew twice the legal limit (The legal limit is .08, Marshall blew a .219). Marshall was cuffed and placed under arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. According to Corporal Lattner, Marshall was under the influence of alcohol and possibly prescription medication. Marshall was taken into custody to Trooper Flowers and transported to the Polk County Sheriff's Office and booked into jail. Marshall did have insurance. Standard procedures for DPS is to take an inventory of the contents of any vehicle that is towed from a scene. When Corporal Lattner inventoried Marshall's vehicle he found a plethora of alcoholic beverage in the trunk including beer, whiskey, tequila, vodka and brandy. A rollback wrecker from Harwood Wrecker Service recovered Marshall's vehicle and it'll be stored at 101 Harwood Drive in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 5:20 pm.
Marshall takes a portable breathalyzer test. He blew more than twice the legal limit.
Deputy Mark Dubose and Trooper David Flowers look on as Lattner puts handcuffs on Marshall.
When Coporal Lattner opened the trunk he found a plethora of alcoholic beverages.
Tequila, whiskey, vodka, brandy, beer and ale.
Marshall's vehicle was recovered by Harwood Wrecker Service.
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