Livingston man arrested for intoxicated assault after 1-vehicle accident, wife life-flighted

James Moffett (Polk County Jail)
James Moffett (Polk County Jail)

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested a 31-year-old Livingston man on an alcohol-related charge early Thursday morning after he lost control of his pickup and slammed into a tree.

The man's wife was life-flighted to a Houston hospital for treatment of her injuries, according to a DPS spokesperson. There was no information about the woman's condition.

James Moffett is still being held in the Polk County Jail on charges of intoxicated assault and driving with license suspended. The intoxicated assault charge is a felony and the other one is a misdemeanor. No bond has been set at this time.

According to the preliminary accident report, Moffett was driving a 1995 Chevrolet on FM 3277 near Fawn Road in Polk County when the accident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday. The report stated he was in a left curve when his wheels left the road on the right side.

Moffett allegedly over-corrected and crossed over the west-bound lane and drove into a ditch on the right side of the road and struck a tree. Both of the pickup's airbags deployed, and neither Moffett nor his wife, Angelina Moffett, 32, were thrown from the truck. The DPS spokesperson said neither one of them was wearing a seat belt, according to the preliminary report.

After Moffett was found to be intoxicated, he was transported to the Polk County Jail.

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