24-year-old Matthew Martinez was enjoying his night at the troubled Electric Cowboy last week when at 3 a.m. on May 13, he left the bar and got into a black car. Police say he drove through the parking lot without his headlights on and was headed to the roadway when he observed Clarksville Police officers Renken and Hall parked behind RimTyme as they were watching vehicles leave the club at closing time. Before the officer even had a chance to initiate a traffic stop or even acknowledge Martinez, he stopped his car near a patrol car and approached the officers to speak to them with extremely slurred words in his highly intoxicated state. Officers asked if he could call someone for a right home, and Martinez began to talk over the officers and refused all assistance. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to booking.
Matthew James Martinez of Golf Club Lane in Clarksville, TN, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on May 13th, charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent law. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $3,000.
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