Sergeant Adam Norris (left) and Deputy Austin McCracken take 54 year old David Lawrence Duteau, Jr. of Jefferson into custody just south of the Livingston City Limits.
Intoxicated Driver Decides to Evade, Gets Caught, LIVINGSTON, June 1, 2018 - Shortly before 9 pm on June 1, 2018, State Game Warden, Shawn Smith was on duty and driving on US-59 when he spotted a black 2008 Dodge pickup driving south on 59 just north of Leggett. Smith turned on his lights and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver, David Lawrence Duteau, 54, of Jefferson, decided to evade. The pursuit was not high speed and reportedly never reached the speed of 60 mph. Duteau continued to evade as the pursuit continued south on 59 through Livingston. Sergeant Adam Norris, with the Polk County Sheriff's Office set up spikes just south of the Livingston City Limits (south-bound side, across from Economy Inn). As Duteau approached, Norris successfully spiked Duteau's tires. Duteau pulled to the right shoulder as both of his driver's side tires were shredded. Sergeant Norris and Deputy Austin McCracken approached Duteau's vehicle and Duteau came out, hands in the air, and was detained by Norris and McCracken. Other law enforcement officers on the scene were Trooper Zach Lenderman, and other Troopers that were from a neighboring county. Multiple containers of beer and whiskey were pulled from Duteau's vehicle. Duteau is facing the charge of driving while intoxicated and is likely facing a list of other charges. His vehicle was recovered by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston.
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State Game Warden, Shawn Smith (driver's side) and other police pulled a lot of alcoholic beverage from Duteau's vehicle.
Multiple cans of beer and bottles of whiskey were pulled from Duteau's vehicle.
Sergeant Adam Norris, with the Polk County Sheriff's Office successfully spike Duteau's tires, thus safely ending the pursuit (Driver's side front tire pictured).
Driver's side rear tire
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