Troopers found prescription meds in a vehicle search.
Rush Hour DWI, LIVINGSTON, June 11, 2009 - Shortly after 5 pm on June 11, 2009 a truck that was driving reckless on US-190 in town was reported to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. DPS Troopers David Morris and Kevin Burman were dispatched and observed the vehicle weaving and then cut through the parking lot of Melbo's onto US-146 South. The white 1992 Ford F-250 was pulled over in the parking lot of La Colonia Mexican Restaurant in Livingston. The driver, David Ward, 43, of Livingston showed symptoms consistent with being intoxicated. Ward's passenger, Xiomara Catland, 18, of Livingston also showed signs of intoxication. A field sobriety test was administered and Ward was placed under arrest. Passenger Catland was also placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle rendered a Marlin 30/30 rifle, and prescription medication. Both were taken to Polk County Jail and booked in.
David Ward was charged with:
• Suspicion of driving while intoxicated • Facilitating alcohol to a minor • Unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon
Xiomara Catland was charged with public intoxication.
The truck which was also pulling a small trailer was towed by a rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing and it will be stored a Polock's Body Shop on US-190 East.
An intoxicated driver behind the wheel of a large vehicle like this puts other drivers in serious danger.
David Ward is searched by DPS Trooper Kevin Burman.
Xiomara Catland was placed under arrest for public intoxication.
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