National Sports Writer Arrested in Hit-And-Run
A writer for a national sports magazine has been arrested in Indianapolis for allegedly fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run accident while intoxicated.
According to a police report 46-year-old Bruce Martin of Mooresville, North Carolina, was driving a courtesy pickup truck with an Indianapolis Motor Speedway plate about 3 a.m. this morning.
The report says Martin struck the rear of a car driven by 25-year-old Melissa Yarger of Lafayette at the intersection of Kessler Blvd. and Westfield Blvd. He was later arrested by Marion County Sheriff's deputies on the west side of town.
The pickup truck sustained heavy front-end damage.
Martin writes for Speed Sport News Magazine and is a writer for other sports organizations including ESPN.
Police say he had a blood alcohol content greater than 0.15. Booking information also shows that Martin has a suspended drivers license.