Elderly Man Driving on Wrong Side of the Road Stopped

LIBERTY, July 19, 2012 - Late on Thursday morning a motorist on FM 563 near CR 143 notified the City of Liberty Police Department that a Ford Pickup they were following was traveling north in the southbound lanes of FM 563 and they were maintaining their distance behind the vehicle.

Officer Rolando Aguilar was dispatched to investigate. As Officer Aguilar was traveling south on FM 563 near Independence Drive, he took evasive action to avoid a collision meeting the pickup traveling north in the southbound lane.

Officer Aguilar turned around and affected a traffic stop with the pickup coming to a halt on FM 563 at FM 563.

The driver of the vehicle was Emanuel Johnson age 85 of South Liberty County.

According to Officer Aguilar Johnson was suffering from some mental confusion and an ambulance was summoned to the scene to care for him.

The department was attempting to locate a relative or caregiver that could take responsibility for Johnson, see to his needs and transport him home.

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