Police: Drunk man causes 3 vehicle accident after slamming into car at stop light
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- The Martinsville Police Department said a man has been arrested after a three vehicle accident that sent two people to the hospital.
Brian Derek Martin, 51, of Martinsville was charged with felony hit and run, felony DUI third offense, driving while revoked (DUI related), and reckless driving.
Police said Martin was driving east on Commonwealth Boulevard in a pickup truck on Tuesday around 3:20 p.m. when he hit the back of a car that was stopped at a red light near VC Drive.
They said the force of the impact drove the car into the back of another car that was in front of it.
Officers with the police department and Collinsville Rescue got to the scene and that's when they said Martin fled the scene on foot.
Rescue squad members and other citizens helped to direct police to the area where Martin was and he was quickly located and captured, according to police.
Police said two people were injured in the accident and taken to SOVAH Health in Martinsville.
Martin is being held in jail with no bond.