NEWBURGH, Ind. (WFIE) - A Warrick County attorney was arrested around 12 a.m. Thursday by state police on DWI charges.
According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Todd Ringle, a trooper saw a vehicle going 65mph in a 45mph zone on SR-66. After the driver, Charles Richard Martin, 50-years-old, made an unsafe lane movement, he was pulled over.
Once Martin was stopped at SR-261 and Peachwood Drive ISP says the trooper determined he was intoxicated. We are told by state police Martin was given a field sobriety test, but he failed.
ISP says Martin, who is an attorney for the Warrick County-based law firm Martin & Martin, according to their website, refused to give a chemical blood test. We are told the trooper then asked for and was granted a warrant for the blood test.
Martin was then taken to the Warrick County Jail for DWI and DWI - Endangerment.
State police tell us the results of Martin’s chemical blood test are still pending and the results could take weeks to come back.