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Taser ends chase
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A man who tried to give the law the slip by pulling into his own driveway has been sentenced for drunk driving and evading arrest.
The man, Augustine Gonzalez Martinez, 39, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of DUI and evading arrest. He was ordered to serve 48 hours of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $350 plus costs, attend DUI School, perform 24 hours public service work, and lose his driver license for one year.
Deputy Trevor Young said he clocked Martinez traveling at 70 mph near Dibrell. When he tried to pull over the suspect, the driver kept slowing down and speeding up until he reached an address on Roy Foster Road, later found to be the suspect’s address. Once there, Martinez bailed from his vehicle and tried to evade on foot.
“I gave him verbal commands to stop which were ignored,” Young said in his warrant. “I activated my taser to take him into custody.”
While unable to give him a sobriety test on the scene due to his lack of cooperation, the deputy noted Martinez smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. He also found Martinez did not have a driver license.