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Martin Man Charged After Wreck

November 2nd, 2012 - By Steve James


A Martin man is facing various charges following a two vehicle wreck.

According reports, Martin police responded to a wreck on West Peach Street in front of Surgical Associates. Witnesses at the scene said the passengers of one of the vehicles had left the scene on foot. The other driver was treated for minor injuries.

Officers then found the driver, 48 year old John Chamberlain outside Volunteer Hospital smelling of alcohol. Chamberlain admitted he had earlier drank several beers and taken six sleeping pills.

Witnesses to the accident said Chamberlain went into the victim’s lane and hit the front of the vehicle, then kept going until he struck a road sign.

Chamberlain has been charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, financial responsibility, violation of registration, and striking roadway signs.