Deputies listen as 22 year old Dakota Beene makes smart remarks.
Driver Allegedly Takes Out Row of Mailboxes, Arrested for DWI, LIVINGSTON, September 17, 2013 - Sometime after 1 am a call was placed to the Polk County Sheriff's Office to report a wreck off US-59. The caller reported that a white truck took out a row of mailboxes on the north-bound side of 59 south of the Livingston city limits. Deputy Darren Crow with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was on patrol and was alerted to the situation. Crow arrived but the vehicle that took out the mailboxes was gone. Crow drove into Livingston and spotted a truck matching the description that the caller gave. The suspect vehicle, a 2006 Chevy 3500 driven by Dakota Beene, 22, of Lewisburg, Tennessee, had pulled into the Livingston Raceway 24 hour convenience store and gas station. Beene's pickup was leaking a large pool of motor oil on the ground. Crow approached the driver and became suspicious of intoxication. Crow was quickly backed up by Corporal Craig Taylor and Deputy Cody Hardy (also with the Sheriff's Office). Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol was summoned to conduct a field sobriety test on Beene. While the deputies were waiting for Trooper Bass, Beene appeared to be making smart remarks to the deputies. When Bass arrived, he attempted to conduct a field sobriety test on Beene, but Beene refused. Bass informed Beene that they can skip the test but that he would be placed under arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Beene refused the test. Bass ordered Beene to turn around and place his hands behind his back so that he can cuff Beene. Beene's body language and actions became contrary to Bass' order. When this happened, Corporal Taylor and Deputy Hardy quickly converged on the situation. Taylor pulled out a taser gun, and informed Beene that he needs to cooperate or get tased. Beene cooperated. Beene was placed in a patrol unit and driven to Polk County Jail. His vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Livingston Volunteer Fire Department was summoned to clean up the spilled oil.
Corporal Ramey Bass attempted a field sobriety test on Beene.
When Bass attempted to cuff Beene, Beene's body language and remarks became contrary (showing signs of resistance).
When Beene showed signs of resistance, Corporal Taylor and Deputy Hardy converged on him. Taylor (holding yellow taser gun) informed Beene to cooperate or he would be tased (Beene piped down).
Deputy Darren Crow escorts Beene to his unit to be transported to Polk County Jail for DWI.
Beene's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
The reason for the oil spill...
When Beene crashed into the mail boxes, he nearly rolled his truck. A generator on the back popped up and when it landed, a stabelizer bracket on the truck punched a hole in the generator's oil pan causing the leak.
There's 4 metal brackets meant to keep the heavy generator stabelized on the back of the pickup. The generator was popped out of place during the accident...
...when the generator came back down, it landed on one of the brackets (the steel bracket punched a hole in the oil pan causing the spill). The 4th bracket isn't visible because it's under the generator.
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