DPS Trooper Darwon Evans administers a field sobriety test on Robert Griffin, 22, of Livingston.
Driving While Intoxicated on Friday Night, SCHWAB CITY, August 23, 2008 - At approximately 11:30 pm on August 22, 2008 a call came over the radio reporting a single vehicle roll over accident on 943 and 146 South. According to witnesses, the driver tried to flee the scene. Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Bernita Langley quickly got to the scene of the accident and was able to detain the driver, Robert Griffin, 22 of Livingston. Griffin was east-bound on FM 943 in a white 2002 Ford Ranger when his truck went off the road and rolled to the right side (passenger's side) completely over, did a 180 degree spin out and landed upright on a barbed wire fence. A short time after Langley arrived, DPS Trooper Glen Goodwin arrived. Shortly after that, Polk County Constable Bill Cunningham, Sheriff's Deputy Jerry Lange, and Trooper Darwon Evans arrived. According to the Troopers, Griffin's eyes were bloodshot, his speech was slurred, and a strong smell of alcohol was coming from Griffin. A field sobriety test was administered by Trooper Evans and shortly thereafter, Griffin was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Griffin did have insurance and his truck was towed by a rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing. Traffic was not blocked and the scene was cleared by 12:42 am.