Kyle Blackerby, 19, of Livingston was too intoxicated to stand up.
Intoxicated Driver Hits Car, Flees, Arrested in Moscow, MOSCOW, December 6, 2008 - Shortly before 6 pm on December 6, 2008, a tan Chevy Tahoe driven by Kathy Hilton, 61, of Livingston was south-bound on FM-350 when she was struck by a north-bound white 1998 Dodge 1500 driven by Kyle Blackerby, 19, of Livingston. Blackerby struck Hilton's vehicle on the front driver's side and scraped all the way down her vehicle sending off the road to the right where her vehicle came to rest facing north in the grass. Fortunately, Hilton wasn't injured in the collision. Blackerby didn't bother to stop and just kept going. Blackerby's truck sustained heavy front end damage and ground to a halt approximately 8 miles later on 350 and US-59 in Moscow. An alert citizen, Timmy Skinner of Corrigan saw the truck, noticed the intoxicated driver and called it in. Timmons managed to keep Blackerby at the scene until Deputy Keith Franklin arrived. Blackerby was so intoxicated that he could hardly stand up. Franklin detained Blackerby and loaded him into his patrol car until DPS Trooper Chris Stanbery arrived. Stanbery attempted to conduct a field sobriety test at the scene but Blackerby was too intoxicated to even take a sobriety test. According to Stanbery, Blackerby took a breathalyzer test and blew nearly 3 times the legal limit. Blackerby was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Failure to Stop and Render Aid (Hit and Run). Blackerby's vehicle was towed by George White & Sons Wrecker Service. The scene on 350 and 59 was cleared before 7:30 pm.
After striking another vehicle and fleeing, Blackerby drove his truck until it would go no more.
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