Trying to walk a straight line: 53 year old Rodney Deon Frohm of Houston couldn't begin to walk a straight line as Trooper Ramey Bass watches.
Four Different Calls for Reckless Driving Lands Intoxicated Driver in the Slammer, LIVINGSTON, December 24, 2011 - Shortly after 11 pm on December 23, 2011, a call was placed to the Polk County Sheriff's Office to report a white van that was south-bound on US-59 in Seven Oaks. Minutes later another call came in, then two more separate calls. One driver complained that the van nearly struck her vehicle. Trooper Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol pulled the vehicle over just south of Livingston on US-59. Bass was soon joined by Coproral Terri Mayer of the Sheriff's Office and Trooper Joe Cole. The van was a 1986 GMC Vandura driven by Rodney Deon Frohm, 54, of Houston. Trooper Bass detected intoxication and conducted a field sobriety test on Frohm. Frohm could not even begin to walk a straight line. After attempting another task for the test, Bass placed Frohm under arrest for driving while intoxicated. An inventory of the van produced 2 bottles of gin (one drained), underwear, and 2 puppies. The puppies were taken into custody by an animal control officer from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Frohm's van was recovered by LakeView Towing and will be stored in Livingston.
Frohm then attempted a hand/finger test and struggled to follow Bass' instructions.
Bass put cuffs on Frohm who quickly became contrary.
Frohm continued to resist as Bass continued to escort him to the patrol unit.
Frohm used profanity and hollered racial slurs at Trooper Bass.
Frohm continued yelling profanity and racial slurs even after he was loaded safely into the patrol unit for transport to Polk County Jail.
2 bottles of gin and...underwear.
Two cute puppies were found in the van.
Corporal Terri Mayer Checked on the welfare of the pups.
The puppies were taken into custody by the Sheriff's Office Animal Control Division.
Frohm's van was recovered by LakeView Towing.
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