Lufkin PD: Man arrested for drug possession after he crashes car on Ellen Trout Drive

Lufkin PD: Man arrested for drug possession after he crashes car on Ellen Trout Drive

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 28-year-old man late Monday on a felony drug charge and numerous misdemeanor charges after he allegedly crashed his car into the concrete loading zone of a warehouse off of Ellen Trout Drive.

Frankie Dwayne Mark, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 400 grams charge, a Class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge, a Class C misdemeanor public intoxication charge, and three misdemeanor traffic charges.

Collectively, Mark's bail amount has been set at $3,197 for the misdemeanor charges, and no bail amount has been set for the felony drug charge.
According to the Lufkin Police Department's daily activity report, Mark crashed his Lincoln LLS into the concrete loading zone of a warehouse in the 3700 block of Ellen Trout Drive at about 10:54 p.m., causing damage to his vehicle.

Mark was incoherent when he told Lufkin PD officers that he was driving along Kurth Drive when his airbags deployed for no apparent reason, the report stated.

"He didn't remember anything, and he didn't know how the front of his vehicle became damaged," the report stated. "He mentioned the possibility of crashing into a pole."

According to the report, the Lufkin PD officers at the scene noticed a chemical smell coming from him that was consistent with PCP intoxication. However, he denied having done PCP, the report stated.

LPD officers found ecstasy in a baggie in Mark's Lincoln, the report stated.

Mark was taken to a Lufkin hospital, where he was cleared medically, before he was taken to the county jail.

The building had no damage, but it appeared to have fresh vehicle fluid on the stopper that Mark's vehicle crashed into, the report stated.

Mark has had numerous run-ins with the law over the years. He was arrested in 2011 after he ran from the scene of a traffic stop, and Lufkin PD officers discovered he had two outstanding warrants for delivery of a controlled substance in connection to allegations that he had sold cocaine to criminal informants, according to a previous East Texas News story.

Mark's Angelina County arrest record dates back to April of 2007. He has been arrested for assault, assault-family violence, evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone, parking or standing in a prohibited area and tampering with or fabricating evidence.

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