Over 80 mph Driving Into Oncoming Traffic, Driver Arrested, GOODRICH, March 13, 2013 - Shortly after 1 am on March 13, 2013, a report came in to the Livingston Police Department regarding a pickup that was driving south on US-59 in the north-bound lanes of traffic. Officer Jason Thomas with Livingston Police Department immediately headed to 59 in search of the vehicle. The vehicle was an older model Ford F-350 pickup and was hauling heavy equipment in the bed of the truck. Several witnesses had called in after nearly having head on collision with the south-bound pickup. Officer Thomas caught up with the vehicle. Indeed, the vehicle was south-bound in the north-bound lanes of traffic and was traveling in excess of 80 miles per hour. Thomas managed to get the vehicle stopped south of Loop 393. Thomas was soon backed up by Officer Adam Williford and Deputy Mike Nettles with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The driver of the vehicle, Ezequiel Neri-Hernandez, 30, of Houston, was placed under arrest for: Driving on the wrong side of the road, open container of alcohol, no driver's license, no insurance, and no seatbelt. Hernandez could be facing other charges. Ezequiel Neri-Hernandez was booked into Polk County Jail. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service recovered the pickup and it will be stored in Goodrich. The scene was cleared by 2 am.
Officer Jason Thomas (left) managed to defuse an extremely dangerous situation when he got the wrong way fast moving pickup stopped.
30 year old Ezequiel Neri-Hernandez, of Houston, was placed under arrest by Nettles and Thomas.
Deputy Mike Nettles poured out an open can of beer that Neri-Hernandez was allegedly drinking.
Traveling over 80 miles per hour with heavy equipment in the back; a headon with another vehicle would've meant certain death (the vehicle is being recovered by Gary with Fawbush Wrecker Service).
With Molly's gained experience, she made this trip alone without the help and assistance of Mixi.
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