UPDATE: Driver that caused accident on Old Woodville Road Name Released, LIVINGSTON, February 13, 2008 - According to the police report released by the Livingston Police Department, the driver that caused the accident on Old Woodville Road is Russell Edward Flowers, 43, of Livingston. The female passenger that was with him was Cynthia Hammersley of Onalaska. Flowers caused an accident that was nearly a head-on accident on Monday. According to the police report, Flowers was traveling west in the 500 block of Old Woodville Road. Flowers failed to maintain a single lane and lost control entering the wrong side of the roadway. The driver of the other vehicle, Nick Baskin of Livingston who was west bound on Old Woodville could not avoid flowers and struck Flowers' 1996 blue Ford Contour in the rear right quarter knocking the Ford Contour into the nearby underbrush. Flowers was officially charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Failure to Maintain a Single Lane, and given a citation.
Russell Edward Flowers, Arrested for DWI (original story below)
Driver Causes Accident, Sends Two to Hospital, Hauled in for Suspicion of DWI, LIVINGSTON, February 11, 2008 - The driver of a Ford 4 door blue sedan nearly caused a head on collision and was slammed by an oncoming pickup. At 3:31 p.m., Nick Baskin, 23, of Livingston, was driving his 2006 Ford pickup with his dad and two brothers and had just turned onto Old Woodville Road from Highway 190 when they suddenly almost had a head on collision that was caused by the driver of the sedan. The driver of the sedan entered the curve at the end of Old Woodville road at an unsafe speed as Baskin was headed in the opposite direction. Because of the unsafe speed, the driver allegedly lost control of his vehicle and pulled right in front of Baskin who clipped the back of the sedan and knocked it into the nearby underbrush. Witnesses at the scene said that there was a heavy smell of alcohol coming from the sedan. There was a female passenger in the car with the driver of the sedan and according to witnesses, she said that she had been "taking painkillers all day". There was an amubulance at the scene from Americare Ambulance Service, 1 DPS Trooper, and 2 City of Livingston Police Officers. The female passenger was taken via ambulance to Livingston Memorial Hospital. According to witnesses, the driver of the sedan (whose name hasn't been released yet) was also taken to Livingston Memorial and later arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Baskin's truck sustained major front end damage but he and his dad and brothers weren't injured in the accident. Baskin's truck was hauled by a wrecker to Harrison's body shop.