POSTED: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 5:43pm
UPDATED: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 9:36pm
WHITEHOUSE - This afternoon, as Smith County Game Warden Chris Green was headed to lunch in Whitehouse after patrolling Lake Tyler, he saw a driver behaving strangely on the road.
KETK photographer Albert Belez just happened to be there too - he caught everything on tape.
Game Warden Chris Green says as he was approaching a red light around 1 this afternoon, he noticed a truck in front of him weaving back and forth.
The guy never stopped and ended up hitting another vehicle stopped at the red light.
Chris Green then walked up to the vehicle. The young man didn't want to open the door or get out. So Chris Green had to force him out of the vehicle and put him in cuffs.
Green says his eyes were glazed over and there was an open beer can as well as drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.
"It's all about public safety. We need to keep our roads out here safe, especially on a pretty day when families are getting out, they're enjoying this spring-like weather and, hey, they don't want to run in to a guy like this that's obviously being a nucklehead and shouldn't be on the road," Green said.
He says the young man will be booked into the Smith County Jail.
So far he's charged, among other things, with driving under the influence.