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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • Camden man charged with third DUI offense in Clayton

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  • A Camden man was charged with his third DUI offense Aug. 10 after Clayton Police say the man was stopped after allegedly failing to stop at a stop sign.
    On Aug. 10 at approximately 6:42 P.M. while on routine patrol, a Clayton Police Officer observed a red Ford Windstar Van fail to stop at the stop sign located at Reed Street and Smyrna Avenue. Police said the officer pulled the vehicle over for the stop sign violation and upon contacting the driver of the vehicle, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver as he spoke. The driver of the vehicle was also unable to provide a driver’s license to the officer when requested.
    Police said Manuel L. Martinez, 53 of the 12000 block of Willow Grove Road in Camden, was charged with third offense driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while suspended/revoked, failure to stop at a stop sign, and failure to have insurance ID in possession.
    Martinez also was wanted on an outstanding Capias from Kent County Court of Common Pleas; he was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 and was given a $3,500 secured bond. Martinez was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

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