A Lincoln Towncar driven by 54 year old Theresa Faye Pierce, of Onalaska, sits in the grass near the entrance of Creekside Estates near Onalaska.
Driver, Possibly Intoxicated, Flees Scene, Gets Caught, ONALASKA, August 5, 2014 - Shortly before 3 pm on August 5, 2014, a maroon Lincoln Towncar driven by Theresa Faye Pierce, 54, of Onalaska was south-bound on FM-356 North. According to a witness, Pierce's vehicle swerved to the left, crossed over the lane of oncoming traffic, then continued off the pavement. The witness stated that Pierce's vehicle struck a small embankment at the entrance of Creekside Estates, went airborne over the entrance, landed in the grass and continued about 30 yards until it came to a stop. The witness then said that Pierce got out of her vehicle and crossed the road to the entrance of the subdivision of Paradise Acres where Pierce lives. The witness further stated that Pierce appeared very intoxicated. Trooper Barett Duren with the Texas Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene. Trooper Duren got some assistance from Onalaska Police Officer, Liham White. Officer White caught up with Pierce, detained her, and brought her back to the scene. Pierce then complained her back was hurting and requested an ambulance. Pierce allegedly admitted to have been drinking beer and to have taken some pain killers. Pierce opted to take a ride on the ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hospital. Pierce is possibly facing the charge of driving while intoxicated and reportedly has prior charges of DWI. Her vehicle was recovered by George White & Sons Wrecker Service and will be stored in Onalaska.
A large divet in the grass shows where Pierce's vehicle struck the embankment at the entrance to Creekside Estates (causing her vehicle to go airborne).
Officer Liham White with Onalaska PD caught up with Pierce, brought her back to the scene, and turned her over to EMS personnel with Americare Ambulance Service.
Trooper Barett Duren investigated the accident.
Pierce's vehicle was recovered by George White & Sons Wrecker Service.
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