Man Accused of Leading Officers on Chase

A late night Marietta traffic stop took police on a high speed chase through town.

Marietta Police say an officer stopped Anthony Bryan Martin shortly before 3:00 Friday morning on Butler Street for failure to use a turn signal.

Martin is accused of speeding away, leading police on a high-speed chase that ended outside the city limits.

"The driver, Anthony Martin, tried to turn on to Michaelis Road at a speed of 86 miles an hour. He ended up striking a utility pole. The officer jumped out, as did Mr. Martin, running down Michaelis Road, and had to be chased down and tackled to be apprehended," says Marietta Police Capt. Jeff Waite.

After he was treated for back and facial injuries, Martin was charged with OVI, license suspension, failure to use a turn signal and fleeing and eluding.

He's being held at the Washington County Jail.


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