Lieutenant Mark Jones, with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, pulled over this 1992 Dodge Dakota in the parking lot of Sonny's Exxon off South Washington in Livingston.
Routine Traffic Stop Leads to DWI, LIVINGSTON, August 10, 2016 - At approximately 11:50 pm on August 9, 2016, Lieutenant Mark Jones, with the Polk County Sheriff's Office observed the driver of a red 1992 Dodge Dakota driving erratically on South-Washington (Business 59) in Livingston. Jones initiated a traffic stop and pulled the truck (pulling a small trailer) over in the parking lot of Sonny's Exxon. Jones spoke with the driver, Mark Purrell, 54, of Shepherd. Jones could smell alcohol on Purrell and suspected intoxication. Jones summoned Deputy Teddy "Precious" Sims, Corporal Javier Segura, and Sergeant Craig Taylor to the scene. Deputy Sims conducted a field sobriety test on Purrell and placed him under arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Purrell was transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital for a blood withdrawal, then to Polk County Jail to be booked in. During a vehicle inventory, Sims found and open can of beer and other cold beer in Purrell's vehicle as well as several bottles of prescription medication. Purrell's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
Deputy Teddy Sims speaks with 54 year old Mark Purrell, of Shepherd before conducting a field sobriety test on Purrell.
Purrell struggled with the field sobriety test.
Sims placed Purrell under arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
During a vehicle inventory, Sims found cold opened beer and multiple bottles of prescription medication.
Purrell's pickup and trailer were recovered by Ken's Towing.
Houdini assisted with towing duties.
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