Liverpool man charged with DWI after stealing girlfriend's car and crashing it 3 times

Ethan Livingston

A Liverpool man was arrested when troopers say he failed field sobriety tests after crashing his girlfriendsâ?? car three times in the Town of Mentz, in Cayuga County.

State Police were called to the scene of a one car crash Thursday morning on the Thruway. When they arrived, troopers found a man trying to change a flat tire on a red car that was damaged and covered in mud and tree branches.

Troopers ran the plates and found that it was reported stolen out of Liverpool. They also found an open container of â??Four Lokoâ??, a high alcohol content drink.

Troopers later arrested the driver, 21-year-old Ethan M. Livingston, of Liverpool, for DWI after he failed field sobriety tests.

Investigators found that Livingston and his girlfriend had an argument and he took her car and left her on the side of the road. Livingston then headed for the Thruway, where he ran off the road, damaging three separate locations, according to State Police

Troopers found the girlfriend and took her to a safe location where family was waiting for her.

Troopers arrested and charged Livingston with DWI for having a blood-alcohol level of .14%. He was also charged with leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident and open alcohol container in a motor vehicle. Livingston was then turned over to the Onondaga County Sheriffâ??s Office to answer the charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

There were no reported injuries.