The Seattle Times reports that the City Manager of Burien, Mark Martin, has been charged with driving under the influence. Martin was arrested on April 19th in Burien after he ran his car off the road.
According to the report, Martin refused to perform a field sobriety test or a preliminary breath test. After his arrest, he also refused a Breathalyzer test.
Washington State Law RCW 46.25.110 states that blood alcohol tests may be administered at the direction of a police officer if he/she has probable cause to believe that the driver was operating their vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drug. If a person refuses to submit to the test, they will be disqualified from operating a motor vehicle for a period of at least one year.
This is not the first alcohol-related offense for Martin. In 2005, he pled guilt to an alcohol-involved hit-and-run accident.
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