Officers Adam Williford (left) and Chad Ward deal with 51 year old Rex Simpson of Cleveland. Simpson pointed to the editor of this website and expressed that he didn't like us taking his picture (I just smiled and snapped shots).
Cleveland Man Busted for DWI, LIVINGSTON, April 3, 2012 - Just minutes before 2 pm on April 3, 2012, a call was placed to the Polk County Sheriff's Office regarding a possible intoxicated driver. Another motorist that was north-bound on US-146 in South Polk County spotted the blue 1995 Dodge pickup (also north-bound). According to the witness, (Richard Davis, of Lufkin), the driver was weaving badly, running off the road, off the shoulder into the dirt, then back onto the road. Davis stated to PolkCountyToday.com that "...the driver nearly had head on collisions several times with the south-bound vehicles on 146". Davis continued "He was traveling at a high rate of speed. Sometimes I clocked him in excess of 85 miles per hour"..."I'm still shaking" Davis said. The truck made a right turn in Livingston onto US-190 and continued west-bound. Livingston Police Officers Chad Ward and Adam Williford caught up with the truck, driven by Rex Simpson, 51, of Cleveland. Officer Ward detected intoxication and smelled alcohol on Simpson. Ward administered a field sobriety test and placed Simpson under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Simpson was driven to Polk County Jail and booked in. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Simpson's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 2:35 pm.
Keep your hands by your side and maintain your balance (Simpson could do neither).
Hooked and booked: Officer Chad Ward with the Livingston Police Department puts the cuffs on Simpson.
Officer Ward loads Simpson into a unit. Simpson was booked into Polk County Jail.
"I'm still shaking..." Motorist Richard Davis of Lufkin placed the call that alerted law enforcement of Simpson's intoxicated driving.
Houdini watches the whole sordid affair from his truck.
Simpson's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
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