Pleasanton Weekly

News - July 2, 2010

Courts: Woman in April hit and runs was drunk at 9 a.m.

Charges stem from multiple crashes on April 22

by Glenn Wohltmann

A Pleasanton woman facing multiple charges following a multiple hit and run in April had a blood alcohol content of .28 -- three-and-a-half times the legal limit for driving, court records show.

Fifty two-year-old Megan Martin of Pleasanton was charged felony DUI, two counts of hit and run and one count of evading a police officer in the incident that began with a 9-1-1 call around 9 a.m. Thursday, April 22.

A police report from that time said Martin was involved in a collision near the intersection of Valley Avenue and Danbury Park, left that scene and continued to travel eastbound on Valley Avenue, where she struck a fire hydrant near the intersection of Quarry Lane.

She continued on Valley Avenue to the intersection of Boulder, where she was involved in another accident, police said.

Court records show Martin -- whose car had lost its left wheel by that time -- was spotted at the intersection of Valley and Stanley Boulevard, where she accelerated to 53 miles an hour in a 40 mile-per-hour zone as she attempted to flee police.

Martin has been required to wear a SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) ankle bracelet.

Her attorney has asked that Judge Hugh Walker be removed from the case, claiming he's prejudiced against her.

Martin's next court appearance is set for July 15.


Posted by christiana, a resident of another community
on Jul 19, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Does anyone know why the woman's attorney is asking that the judge be removed from the case? Did she have to post bond? What is the likely outcome of this when this case is tried?

Any information?

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