Donald Plymale allegedly tried to drive his small truck under this gate at Big Tex Trailers off US-190 West. The gate held up and Plymale didn't succeed.
Intoxicated Driver Faces Felony DWI, LIVINGSTON, July 28, 2011 - At around 9:25 pm on July 27, 2011, a call was placed to the Polk County Sheriff's Office to report a driver who was driving east-bound in the west-bound lanes of US-190 West. The driver allegedly pulled into the driveway of Big Tex Trailers and tried to pull his truck under the gate. The driver then pulled back onto 190 (west-bound) and drove to the Corner Shell gas station at 190 and FM-2457. Sergeant Christian Schanmier with the Polk County Sheriff's Office caught up with the driver, Donald Plymale, 52, of Livingston. Sergeant Schanmier noticed symptoms of intoxication and called for a State Trooper. Corporal Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol was dispatched along with Troopers Rocky Thigpen and David Morris. Corporal Lattner administered a field sobriety test. According to Lattner, Plymale performed poorly. Donald Plymale was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. To make matters worse for Plymale, this is his third DWI which makes this DWI a felony. Plymale was loaded into Sergeant Schanmier's unit and driven to Polk County Jail. A rollback wrecker from Harwood Wrecker Service recovered Plymale's vehicle and it will be stored at 101 Harwood Drive in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 10:20 pm.