Crime

August 6, 2013

Police wake up, chase, arrest alleged drunk driver

Police in Turlock arrested a man after officers woke him up in his car and he drove away, crashing it. According to reports, officers found Jorge Martinez, 24, sleeping in a vehicle on Hawkeye Road near Golden State Boulevard at 6:26 a.m. Sunday.

Police in Turlock arrested a man after officers woke him up in his car and he drove away, crashing it.

According to reports, officers found Jorge Martinez, 24, sleeping in a vehicle on Hawkeye Road near Golden State Boulevard at 6:26 a.m. Sunday.

Martinez was asleep at the wheel when an officer knocked on the window. He woke up and drove off on Golden State, then crashed the car as he tried to turn onto Walnut Road.

Martinez ran from the car, but officers caught up with him. He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

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