At about 2:30 p.m. on June 20, 2014 Montgomery County Precinct 2 Deputy Constable Tim Shackalford was on routine patrol on FM 3083 near four corners when he spotted a Mustang speeding the opposite direction. Shackleford turned around on the vehicle which had already pulled to the shoulder when he saw the emergency lights on the patrol car come on. A pickup which had been very close to the Mustang almost rear ended it when the Mustang driver stopped. When the deputy approached the Mustang driver he was informed that the truck which had been following so close had passed on the right earlier and thrown a beer bottle at his passenger door. The deputy got his drivers license and told him to wait as he tried to locate the truck.
Unable to locate the truck Shackleford pulled behind the Mustang and started to run his drivers license. As he did this, with the dash cam rolling you can see the teen , proud of his car dusting it, wiping the exhaust down and then taking a seat on the rear bumper.
Shackleford who was sitting in the patrol car with the door open and one foot on the ground decided to pull his foot in and close the door.
Within seconds of doing so a man driving northbound on FM 3083 spilled his 32 ounce Coke in his lap, distracted by this event he ran off the edge of the roadway missing the patrol car by inches and slamming into the Mustang. The Mustang driver made a split second decision to jump to the right and missed being injured when his car was hit.
The driver of the pickup was cited for not having a insurance and failure to drive in a single marked lane.
There were no injuries.
DASH CAM VIDEO –CRASH IS AT THE 3:48 MARK