Early Morning Accident in Liberty

LIBERTY, September 26, 2015 - Around 1:00 AM on Saturday morning an accident occurred at the intersection of Edgewood and Bowie Streets in Liberty,

The driver of a pickup was traveling west on Edgewood and stated that he was paying attention to his GPS when he ran off the road at the intersection and ran into the deep ditch.

The driver and only occupant of the vehicle was identified as Fernando Cruz Ruiz-Morantes age 26 of Stephenville. Ruiz-Morantes is staying in Liberty due to his job in Beaumont.

Officer Walter responded to the call and observed the odor of alcohol on Ruiz-Morantes masked by a minty odor which turned out to by chewing gum.

Officer Walter conducted a series of field sobriety tests which Ruiz-Morantes failed.

Ruiz-Morantes was arrested, charged with Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Liberty County Jail.


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