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Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Jedediah Griffith observed a black 2008 Dodge Charger using bright lights with traffic present and a defective exhaust system.
The driver of the Dodge, Justin Blayne Martin, 19, of Atoka, turned southbound on Highway 69 from Thirteenth Street when the officer activated his emergency lights.
Martin made a wide right turn into the Pizza Hut parking lot, coming to a stop.
Officer Griffith made contact with Martin who provided an Oklahoma driver’s license, but no proof of insurance. The officer noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Martin’s eyes were red, watery, and bloodshot.
Martin was questioned about having marijuana in his vehicle. “No, but I smoked before leaving the house.” He stated. There was also a female passenger and minor child in the vehicle.
Officer Griffith asked Martin to exit the vehicle and take a Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST).
Martin did not pass the SFST and was placed under arrest for failure to dim headlights, defective vehicle, and child endangerment while driving under the influence of drugs.
He agreed to the State’s test. Martin had blood drawn at the Atoka County Medical Center before he was taken to the Atoka County Jail and booked.
The child was released to the passenger and the vehicle to a licensed driver.
Charges were filed against Martin on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. He is charged with driving motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs (misdemeanor).