Trooper Barett Duren and 39 year old Chadwick Ross Johnson, of Spring, talk while staring at a large bottle of vodka pulled from Johnson's car.
Driver Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, LIVINGSTON, September 5, 2015 - At approximately 5:30 pm on September 5, 2015, Trooper Barett Duren with the Texas Highway Patrol, was patrolling on FM-1988 South when he spotted a vehicle speeding. Duren followed the vehicle, a white Buick LeSabre, driven by Chadwick Ross Johnson, 39, of Spring. Duren observed sporadic driving when Johnson would slow down, then speed up. Johnson made a left turn onto Business 59 from 1988. Duren initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot of Southpoint Plaza. Duren spoke to Johnson and observed a styrofoam cup that contained vodka. Duren conducted a field sobriety test on Johnson and placed him under arrest for driving while intoxicated and also charged Johnson with open container of alcohol. As it turns out, Johnson also had three outstanding arrest warrants for his arrest out of Onalaska. Johnson had a dog in his car. Duren radioed to the Sheriff's Office who sent Animal Control Officer, Missy Currie to take custody of the friendly dog. The dog will be cared for until a family member or Johnson is able to pick the dog up. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Johnson's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop.
Johnson was driving this Buick LeSabre.
Johnson had a styrofoam cup with vodka and this large half empty bottle of vodka in his car.
While waiting for an animal control officer, Trooper Duren took time to look after the dog.
Animal Control Officer, Missy Currie, showed up. She spoke with Johnson (also pictured are Deputy Cody Hardy (right) and Trooper Barett Duren).
Currie took the dog into custody. The dog will be cared for. The frightened dog discharged number 2 on Currie's leg.
Duren poured the vodka out of the bottle.
Johnson's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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