Jerry Dwayne Martin, 50, of Fort Gibson is charged with felony driving under the influence, third and subsequent after he allegedly tried to elude police and ran into a guardrail on Nov. 16.
Officer Zach Adams with the Fort Gibson Police tried to stop Martin at N. Lee Street and E. Ash Avenue around 5:30 p.m. that day after being dispatched to a report of a reckless driver in the area. He reported that Martin crashed into a guard rail at the intersection of W. Elm and W. Railroad.
“As I approached the vehicle and activated my emergency lights, it backed away from the guard rail and drove away,” Adams reported. “I got behind the vehicle and activated my siren and ordered Jerry to stop the vehicle via my PA system. Jerry did not stop the vehicle and continued to drive until we arrived at (his) residence.”
He has been convicted of DUIs twice in the last two years, once in 2018, for which he received a one-year suspended sentence, and again in June of this year, for which he received a two-year suspended sentence.