Alcohol is suspected in the rollover accident of this 2000 Ford F-150 (Trooper Kevin Burman pictured).
Passenger Flown from Rollover Accident, Alcohol Suspected, LIVINGSTON, May 9, 2010 - Shortly before 3 am on May 9, 2010, a white 2000 Ford F-150 driven by Jason Wayne Cooley, 29, of Henderson was north-bound on US-59 about a half mile south of the Livingston city limits when his truck left the road to the left and rolled. Cooley's vehicle came to rest upside down facing south in the grassy median. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Officers Jason Thomas, Dallas Early, and Sergeant Darrell Newman (all with the Livingston Police Department) and DPS Trooper Kevin Burman. EMS personnel removed Cooley's passenger from the vehicle and loaded aboard an ambulance then transported Livingston Memorial Hospital where a PHI helicopter transported him to Hermann Hospital in Houston with major head injuries. Cooley was given a field sobriety test by Trooper Burman and placed under arrest for intoxication assault. Cooley was also in possession of a 9mm pistol and was not authorized and will also be charged for unlawful carrying of a weapon. Cooley had insurance. Traffic was not blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Harwood Wrecker Service recovered the truck and it will be stored in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 4:30 am.
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