Bowie deputy out of a job after DWI arrest | Crime
A 12-year veteran of the Bowie County Sheriff's Office was fired Monday after deputies arrested him for DWI.
Bowie Sheriff James Prince said 39-year-old Michael Wayne Martin was charged with Driving While Intoxicated after an incident involving his ex-girlfriend early Monday morning.
According to Sheriff Prince, Martin went to his ex-girlfriend's home. When he left, he ran over a culvert.
The woman called the sheriff's office, saying she thought Martin was drunk.
Prince said both deputies and Texas DPS troopers searched for Martin. They caught Martin when he went back to his house.
Martin refused to take a breathalyzer test, but deputies had other evidence showing Martin was driving drunk.
As of Monday afternoon, Martin was in jail without a bond.
Prince said Martin was on leave because of an accident he had in late July. That accident, the sheriff said, was never reported. There was no proof that Martin was drinking and driving, but he was hurt in the accident and has been off work since then.
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