Arkansas City Man Arrested on Suspicion of DUI after Accident
Mike Seals - September 28, 2020 10:45 pm
Martin-Marcos also accused of fleeing the scene, failure to report, no license
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (September 28, 2020) — The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man Saturday night after he allegedly fled the scene of a hit-and-run traffic accident.
Marcos Martin-Marcos, 46, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence (second offense). He also was cited for failure to report an injury accident, improper driving on a laned roadway, leaving the scene of an injury accident and no driver’s license.
Martin-Marcos was booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $1,250 bond through Cowley County District Court in Winfield. He since has posted bond and been released.
Officers were dispatched at 9:37 p.m. Saturday to the 1500 block of North C Street for a report of a hit-and-run injury accident.
They made contact with an 18-year-old Arkansas City resident who reported that while he was southbound in his red Chevrolet Equinox, he saw a northbound truck crossing into his lane of travel.
The driver reported stopping, thinking the other driver would correct his course and avoid a collision.
Instead, the white truck hit the Chevrolet head-on and its driver, later identified as Martin-Marcos, allegedly fled the scene. The other driver was evaluated at the scene by the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department, but declined to be transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Police made a social media post about the incident and soon received a tip about a possible match to the suspect’s vehicle. Police responded about 10:56 p.m. to the 100 block of East Windsor Road, where Martin-Marcos was contacted, identified and subsequently taken into custody.
A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.