Deputy Billy Duke (left) and Sergeant Christian Schanmier arrived to find a Cadillac on the porch of a Goodrich home.
Fake Weed and Alcohol: Driver Crashes Into House, Faces Plethora of Charges, GOODRICH, August 21, 2010 - At approximately 12:30 pm on August 21, 2010, a tan 1993 Cadillac Eldorado driven by Lewis Bookman, Jr. 20, of Goodrich, came to a stop sign at Edmonds Street and Williams Street. According to witnesses, Bookman then floored it and crashed his car through a fence and onto the porch of a house located at 465 Williams Street. Bookman remained in the driver's seat of his car appearing to be passed out. Polk County Sheriff's Deputies Sergeant Christian Schanmier, Billy Duke and Jamie Buie were dispatched to the scene along with DPS Troopers Kevin Burman, Darwon Evans, and David Morris. Additionally, Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched. EMS personnel were helping Bookman from his vehicle when he began to vomit onto the ground as he was coming out. Bookman was then helped to a gurney and loaded onto an ambulance and transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. As Troopers searched the vehicle they found fake weed, and club which is a prohibited weapon, a double barrel pistol, and a box of ammunition. According to Trooper Burman, Bookman faces a host of charges including: driving while intoxicated, carrying a prohibited weapon (club), carrying an unlawful weapon (pistol), no insurance, failure to properly stop at a stop sign with other possible charges pending. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Bookman's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 2:05 am.
Lewis Bookman, Jr. was apparently passed out with an opened package of fake weed on the seat.
"Space Blast off Blueberry" at 25.99 for one gram isn't cheap.
Troopers Kevin Burman (left) and Darwon Evans talk to Bookman who admitted that he had been drinking.
As Bookman was crawling from his car he began to vomit onto the ground.
Bookman was taken to Livingston Memorial Hospital by Ambulance.
A vehicle search rendered a club and a double barrel pistol with a small box of ammunition.
Troopers searched the trunk of Bookman's vehicle.
Bookman's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
Trooper Kevin Burman helps with the mess as the lady of the house looks on.
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