Fencing from a chainlink fence forced 21 year olf Cory Lilley of Livingston to stop his truck.
Intoxicated Driver Becomes Combative With Police, LIVINGSTON, June 29, 2012 - At approximately 2:10 am on June 29, 2012, a report came in to the Polk County Sheriff's Office to report a reckless vehicle (black pickup) driving in the subdivision of Wiggins Village 2. Sergeant Alan Leblanc with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was nearby and drove upon a black 2002 Chevy Z71 that was stopped on the side of Hecklers Drive. The pickup was being driven by Cory Lilley, 21, of Livingston. Lilley appeared to be intoxicated so Sergeant Leblanc called for a Trooper. In the meantime, LeBlanc was soon backed up by Deputy Monty Lee and Sergeant Christian Schanmier. Lilley had allegedly crashed into a chain link fence. The fence got hooked under one of the rear wheel wells and Lilley continued to drive (perhaps hoping the fence would come unhooked from his truck). The fence got more tangled up and flattened the tire. When Lilley was found, he was trying to jack up his truck to change out the flat tire and get the fence out. Trooper Donny Akers with the Texas Highway Patrol was dispatched and conducted a field sobriety test on Lilley. Akers cuffed and placed Lilley under arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. At that point everything was going by the book (even though Cory Lilley cussed out PolkCountyToday.com Editor Willie Openshaw, and spitted in Openshaw's face), and Lilley was loaded into the back of a Sheriff's Office patrol unit. Shortly after that, things began to go awry. Lilley began to try and kick the doors out of the unit he was in. When Trooper Akers opened the unit door to see what was going on Lilley appeared to be complaining that his cuffs were too tight. When they got Lilley out of the vehicle to adjust his cuffs, Lilley became combative, falling to the ground, and fighting the officers, screaming at them making references to serving in Iraq. Some of Lilley's quotes included "I've been to Iraq!"..."Have you ever killed somebody!"..."I saw my best friend get killed!"..."I fought for your rights". The four officers were able to get Lilley back into the patrol unit, but Lilley began trying to kick out the doors again. Sergeant Schanmier used pepper spray to get Lilley under control. The pepper spray worked. Once Lilley was under control, Sergeant Schanmier began to give Lilley water to help him deal with the pepper spray. Lilley was transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital for a mandatory blood withdrawal. In addition to DWI, Lilley may be facing other charges.
Lilley allegedly struck the fence at 287 Don Riley Drag and drug the fence almost all the way to Chris Brent Road.
Trooper Donny Akers placed Lilley under arrest after Lilley could hardly do anything correctly on a field sobriety test.
As Akers was escorting Lilley to a unit for transport, Lilley began cussing out and threatening PolkCountyToday.com Editor, Willie Openshaw.
Lilley spitted in the face of Openshaw and continued threatening and was becoming contrary for Trooper Akers.
Because of Lilley's contrary behaviour, he was loaded into a caged unit from the Sheriff's Office.
Lilley became combative and the 4 officers used force to restrain him.
Once they got Lilley into the back of the unit, he continued to try to kick the doors out. This got him pepper sprayed (the pepper spray worked).
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