Wrachel Byrd of Livingston ran this 1993 Mazda Protege into a ditch.
Alcohol, Pills, Marijuana and Driving, BIG THICKET LAKE ESTATES, July 1, 2010 - At approximately 10:30 pm on June 30, 2010, a silver 1993 Mazda Protege driven by Wrachel Danielle Byrd, 22, of Livingston was east-bound on Lake Drive in the subdivision of Big Thicket Lake Estates. Byrd failed to maintain control as her vehicle drove over an intersecting road and straight into a ditch. Big Thicket Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene along with DPS Troopers Kevin Burman and David Morris. Upon arrival, Burman and Morris found both Byrd and her passenger, Bradley Joseph Rollins, 23, also of Livingston, in a highly intoxicated state. Byrd and Rollins both admitted to have been smoking marijuana, both had been drinking, both had been taking pills. Burman administered a field sobriety test and Byrd could hardly stand up. Byrd was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated, while Rollins was cited for public intoxication. Luckily for Rollins, his Mom showed up and was willing to take responsibility for him. This may have saved Rollins from being taken to jail. Byrd did have insurance. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Byrd's vehicle and it will be stored at Pollock's Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared shortly before midnight.
After taking a field sobriety test, Wrachel Byrd was cuffed and placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.
As it turns out, Byrd had been drinking, smoking marijuana, and taking pills.
According to witnesses, during the field sobriety test, Wrachel Byrd could hardly stand up.
Passenger Bradley Joseph Rollins (who was also heavily intoxicated) sits on the ground looking up at his mom and Troopers Kevin Burman and David Morris.
Trooper Burman examines prescription pills that he found in Byrd's possession.
Burman takes an inventory of the pills.
Byrd's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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