Tahlequah Daily Press

June 25, 2013

Man arrested for subsequent DUI


TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Muldrow man who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on State Highway 10 early Saturday morning.

Travis Martin, 22, was booked for DUI second or subsequent and transporting an open container of beer.

When deputies attempted to stop Martin, he allegedly drove about a half-mile before he pulled into a camp site. Security at the location stopped the vehicle as it attempted to continue on. When Martin exited, he allegedly told deputies he had consumed four or five beers, but said he wasn’t drunk.

An open can of beer was in the center console of the Jeep, between Martin and a male passenger, with the can’s mouth facing the driver’s seat, deputies said.

Martin was unable to pass a field-sobriety test and began to struggle when he was being placed under arrest.

Security at the business on S.H. 10 was allowed to drive the Jeep and a passenger, who was on crutches, into the camp site for the night.

Martin allegedly asked deputies to let him go because he was so close to his camp site. After his arrest, Martin agreed to take the state’s test, and the results showed he had a breath-alcohol content of .10.