By Garth O'Brien | December 15, 2009
Filed Under Washington DUI
Sea-Tac, Washington. Washington State Patrol communications received several 911 calls reporting a suspected drunk driver on Interstate 5 heading southbound on December 12, 2009. A trooper was quickly dispatched to the area to investigate. The 17 year veteran pulled over to the side of the road looking for a maroon 1989 Toyota Corolla.
Unfortunately, the Corolla was being driven by Julio Martins-Paes. Martins-Paes, 44, has a prior DUI conviction and it looks like he is on his way to his second. Julio did not notice the fully marked WSP cruiser on the side of the road. He was so oblivious the to squad car that he plowed into the parked trooper. Martins-Paes’s vehicle then careened back onto I-5 and collided with another vehicle. Luckily, no one was seriously injured. Martins-Paes was arrested and will be charged with DUI.