Man indicted for DUI for crashing into two police officers

A man was indicted on drunken driving charges for striking the vehicle of two plain-clothed police officers, prosecutors said Friday.

Agusto Martinez, age unknown, faces two counts of DUI causing substantial bodily harm and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.

Prosecutor Brian Rutledge said Martinez’ blood-alcohol level was over 0.20, more than twice the legal limit at the time of the crash on Nov. 20, 2010. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 95, near Eastern Avenue.

Las Vegas police officers Richard Tennant and Donald Shane were injured in the crash.

Judge Gloria Sturman set bail at $150,000 for Martinez, who was not in custody.

Contact reporter Francis McCabe at fmccabe@review journal.com or 702-380-1039.


Comment section guidelines

The below comment section contains thoughts and opinions from users that in no way represent the views of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. This public platform is intended to provide a forum for users of reviewjournal.com to share ideas, express thoughtful opinions and carry the conversation beyond the article. Users must follow the guidelines under our Commenting Policy and are encouraged to use the moderation tools to help maintain civility and keep discussions on topic.

View Comments