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ESPN freelancer's wild ride in pace car has shocking end

A freelance reporter for ESPN.com in town to cover the Indianapolis 500 faces charges of drunk driving and resisting arrest after a police chase early Tuesday--in which he was driving a bright yellow 2005 Chevy SSR pace car--ended with him being tased. Bruce Martin allegedly hit another vehicle, then refused to stop for police. Officers used a taser when he allegedly refused to get out of the car. The police report says Martin's courtesy vehicle was dragging a front tire underneath it with sparks flying and that he had a blood alcohol level of .22, nearly three times the legal limit.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/printedition/cs-0505180340may18,1,1768388.story?coll=cs-sports-print&ctrack=1&cset=true

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500 writer arrested in hit-and-run
Police say race correspondent was drunk and had to be subdued with Taser after chase.


By Kevin O'Neal
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A sportswriter was arrested early Tuesday after he was involved in a hit-and-run accident while driving an Indianapolis Motor Speedway courtesy vehicle, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Department.

Officers used a Taser electric device to subdue Bruce R. Martin, 46, when he resisted arrest, according to an incident report.

Martin, of Mooresville, N.C., writes for National Speed Sport News, a weekly publication. He also contributes freelance stories to the ESPN Web site. He was released on his own recognizance after an initial court appearance Tuesday. He faces formal charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level above 0.15, public intoxication and failing to stop at the scene of a traffic accident, all misdemeanors.

Martin was driving a bright yellow 2005 Chevrolet SSR pickup truck. The incident report said Martin told deputies he had been drinking in Broad Ripple but was not involved in an accident.

The accident was reported around 3 a.m. Tuesday at Westfield Boulevard and Kessler Boulevard, East Drive. The driver of a Pontiac said she was stopped at Westfield when a yellow Chevrolet pickup hit the rear of her car, then fled west on Kessler.

A few minutes later, a deputy spotted an SSR on Kessler at Michigan Road, trailing sparks from a dragging left-front tire and wheel. The deputy tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver continued another mile and a half, weaving across the center line, then stopping in the 3900 block of West 56th Street.

Martin failed field sobriety tests, and a breath test showed his blood-alcohol level was 0.22, above the legal limit of 0.08.

ESPN had no immediate comment on Martin's status with the company.

Ron Green, an Indianapolis Motor Speedway spokesman, said the Chevrolet that was wrecked was owned by General Motors but provided as part of the track's courtesy car program.

Green said the incident would not change the status of Martin's Speedway press credential.

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DOH!!!! Good one Buffy.

He thought he could get away in a Yellow Truck :lol


We should have a T-shirt with his pic on it with a red line through it saying don't let this man drive your SSR :lol
 

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We do alcohol testing on our locations - a .22 is WAY high. This guy was about .06 or so from comatose (or worse). Probably didn't even feel the impact.
 

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Drink Too Much

After looking at his photo, if I looked like the northbound portion of a southbound cow, I'd drink alot too. :lol :lol :lol
Mike :cool
Semper Fi
 

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Be Nice

Now, now, be nice! Have some compassion! Afterall he drives a YELLOW SSR!

:glol

Huh Oh, the hate mail will start! :lol


:seeya E :seeya

Orange SSR :ssr

PS. Just kidding :rolleyes:
 

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ECurtis said:
Now, now, be nice! Have some compassion! Afterall he drives a YELLOW SSR!

:glol

Huh Oh, the hate mail will start! :lol


:seeya E :seeya

Orange SSR :ssr

PS. Just kidding :rolleyes:
The big dummy was PROVIDED a Roadster from GM to drive!!! I guess he forgot the basic rule of borrowing - to return the item in BETTER shape... :nono

That and he forced the local PD to have to bust out a side glass to get him outta the Roadster. DORK... A $50.00 tow woulda save him tons of grief... :thumbs
 

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Ditto!!!!!!!!!

kwhopper89 said:
The big dummy was PROVIDED a Roadster from GM to drive!!! I guess he forgot the basic rule of borrowing - to return the item in BETTER shape... :nono

That and he forced the local PD to have to bust out a side glass to get him outta the Roadster. DORK... A $50.00 tow woulda save him tons of grief... :thumbs
:agree :agree :agree
 

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Too much beer more likely and couldn't handle a Chevy! :lol
Beer, wine, whiskey - doesn't matter - if he's a reporter whatever he drank was free, I'm sure.
 

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Bang!!!

With a .22 blood alcohol level and a shot from a taser I'am surprised he did'nt blow up :glol :glol :glol
 

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kwhopper89 said:
Here's the culprit...
He even looks like a dirtbag. Haven dealt with reporters in the past he deserved everything he got, and more. The dumbass that loaned him the Slingshot also deserves a good kick in the ass. :cuss :flag :)
 
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