36 year old Paul Michael Hill's 1992 Nissan Maxima slammed into a utility pole off Business 59 at Matthews Street.
Marijuana, Pills, and a Firearm, Driver Arrested After Crashing Into Utility Pole, LIVINGSTON, November 6, 2014 - At approximately 2 pm on November 6, 2014, a white 1992 Nissan Maxima, driven by Paul Michael Hill, 36, of Livingston, was south-bound on Business 59 in Livingston when his vehicle suddenly swerved left and passed through the north-bound lanes to the other side of the road and slammed into a utility pole at Matthews Street. Constable Bo Price witnessed the accident and immediately radioed to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. An ambulance from Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Officers Brandon Brewer, Tito Reyes, and Sergeant Lewis Milner with the Livingston Police Department. Hill said that he was okay and refused medical treatment. The collision broke the utility pole. City of Livingston utility workers were dispatched to replace the pole. The officers found a small baggy of marijuana in plain view in the vehicle and placed Hill under arrest. As Officer Brewer searched the vehicle he found a hydrocodone pill (controlled substance) and a Smith & Wesson hand gun. Hill if facing felony charges for being in possession of illegal narcotics and a hand gun. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Hill's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Special thank you: Ken withKen's Towing
Tire marks show how far Hill drove once he left the road before striking the utility pole. Hill stated that he was reaching for a CD.
A small baggy of marijuana was in plain view (ash tray) when the officers looked into Hill's vehicle.
Michael Paul hill is placed under arrest by Officers Brandon Brewer (rear) and Tito Reyes.
Hill had a hand full of cash (mostly 1s, 5s, 10s, 20s).
Officer Brandon Brewer found a loaded Smith & Wesson hand gun, and pills in Hill's vehicle.
A small baggy of marijuana, pills, and a hand gun were inventoried from Hill's vehicle.
The utility pole was nearly in 2 pieces from the accident.
Livingston Utility workers wait for the scene to clear so that they can replace the destroyed utility pole.
Only 15 weeks old, Heidi is quickly gaining experience as a reporter's assistant.
Hill's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing (Houdini pictured in truck).
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