DPS Trooper David Flowers administers a field sobriety test to Jose' Solis.
Driver Hits Parked 18 Wheeler, Hauled in for DWI, LIVINGSTON, November 28, 2008 - Shortly after 1 pm on November 28, 2008, a late model Green Mercury Villager driven by Jose Ruiz Solis, 53, was north-bound on FM-350 South when he allegedly came through a curve too fast and hit a parked 18 wheeler driven by Derrick Simmons, 31, of Livingston. Solis' vehicle hit the trailer of the 18 wheeler (which was parked off to the side of the road) in a parallel fashion and slid all the way down the trailer (side to side with the trailer) and damaged the rear axel and wheel of the rig. DPS Troopers David Flowers and Donny Akers were dispatched to the scene. Prior to the troopers' arrival, Solis admitted to Simmons that he had been drinking.
Not a happy camper. Truck driver Derrick Simmons of Livingston.
Trooper David Flowers administered a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test, Solis failed both. The north-bound lane of traffic was blocked as the accident was being investigated and cleared. Simmons' transport vehicle is owned by Transway Transport out of Humble. Solis was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and driven to Polk County Jail and booked in. Simmons had insurance while Solis' insurance status is unconfirmed. A rollback wrecker for Harrison's Towing arrived to tow Solis' vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison's Body Shop in Downtown Livingston. The scene was cleared and traffic fully flowing by 2 pm.
Intoxicated, responsible for an accident, and face-to-face with a Trooper (not the ideal situation).
Solis receives a breathalyzer test (which he failed).