Bethany Beach woman arrested on fourth DUI following altercation

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Rehoboth Beach Police arrested a woman on her fourth DUI offense after responding to a report of a disorderly person at a local restaurant.

At around 9 PM Saturday, police responded to Blackwall Hitch, located in the first block of Rehoboth Avenue. When police arrived it was learned that a former employee, identified as 39-year-old Jennie Martin, came into the restaurant and tried to collect tax documents from the manager. When Martin was told that that the documents were not available, she reportedly became disorderly and began yelling profanity. Another employee then tried to escort Martin out of the restaurant, however, Martin allegedly punched the employee in the face.

Martin fled the scene before police arrived and shortly after beginning a search of the area for Martin, they were called back to the restaurant where she had reportedly returned. When officers got back to the restaurant they saw Martin fleeing in a black Jeep Cherokee, and subsequently stopped her in the first block of Rehoboth Avenue.

On contact with Martin, police observed signs of intoxication and administered field sobriety tests, which she failed. She was then taken into custody, and shortly after police learned that she had three previous alcohol related driving convictions. A small amount of suspected marijuana and paraphernalia were found inside her vehicle as well.

Martin was charged with felony fourth offense DUI, possession of marijuana, offensive touching, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, and displaying a fictitious registration card or tag. She is currently being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $4750 secured bail.

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