Deputy Teddy Sims with the Polk County Sheriff's Office gives a field sobriety test to 20 year old Juan Alex Martinez in a parking lot off 1988 South just south of Kate Lowe Road.
Erratic Driving Alerts Deputy to Intoxicated Driver, MT ROSE, July 5, 2016 - Shortly before 10 pm on July 4, 2016, Deputy Teddy Sims, with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was on patrol in Livingston and spotted a car stopped in the middle of the on Business 59 South (near Thomas Supply). As Deputy Sims got closer to the car, the car, the driver suddenly took off, made a right onto FM-1988 and, according to Sims, was driving erratically. Sims initiated a traffic stop on the black Chevy Pickup (just south of Kate Lowe Road) and spoke with the driver, Juan Alex Martinez, 20, of Livingston. Martinez had been drinking. Sims administered a field sobriety test on Martinez and placed him under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Following proper protocol, before the vehicle could be towed, Sims conducted an inventory of the vehicle's contents. He did find an open can of beer. Sims poured out the beer. A rollback wrecker from Barnes Towing recovered Martinez's vehicle and it will be stored in Livingston.
After conducting a field sobriety test, Sims placed Martinez under arrest and charged him with driving while intoxicated.
After cuffing Martinez, Sims took a moment to explain to him why he stopped him and explain the dangers of driving while intoxicated.
Martinez was driving this Chevy Pickup.
Heidi was on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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