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Arkansas City man arrested on suspicion of DUI after accident

Martin-Marcos also accused of fleeing the scene, failure to report, no license

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Sept. 28, 2020) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man Sept. 26 after he allegedly fled the scene of a hit-and-run traffic accident.

Arkansas City Police Department badgeMarcos Martin-Marcos, 46, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence (second offense). He also was cited for failure to report an injury accident, improper driving on a laned roadway, leaving the scene of an injury accident and no driver’s license.

Martin-Marcos was booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $1,250 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. He since has posted bond and been released.

Officers were dispatched at 9:37 p.m. Saturday to the 1500 block of North C Street for a report of a hit-and-run injury accident.

They made contact with an 18-year-old Arkansas City resident who reported that while he was southbound in his red Chevrolet Equinox, he saw a northbound truck crossing into his lane of travel.

The driver reported stopping, thinking the other driver would correct his course and avoid a collision.

Instead, the white truck hit the Chevrolet head-on and its driver, later identified as Martin-Marcos, allegedly fled the scene. The other driver was evaluated at the scene by the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department, but declined to be transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Police made a social media post about the incident and soon received a tip about a possible match to the suspect’s vehicle. Police responded about 10:56 p.m. to the 100 block of East Windsor Road, where Martin-Marcos was contacted, identified and subsequently taken into custody.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.