SOUTH JORDAN A man with a long history of driving under the influence was arrested again by police here Monday.
Luis Garcia Martinez, 35, was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of his sixth DUI offense, a third-degree felony, as well as driving on a revoked license, having an open container and not having an interlock ignition device on his car as is required, all misdemeanors.
Police were alerted to a reckless driver by another motorist about 6:30 p.m. Monday. Officers located the vehicle in question pulled off to the side of the road near 10400 S. Redwood Road. In the vehicle, they found the driver passed out behind the wheel with the keys in the ignition and could see several open cans of beer, according to a jail report and South Jordan police Lt. Matt Evans.
Officers conducted field sobriety tests, which Martinez failed, and gave him a Breathalyzer test, in which his blood-alcohol content was registered at .227, nearly three times the legal limit.
A check of state court records shows Martinez has a long history of driving-related problems dating back over 10 years. In addition to the six DUI offenses, he also has been charged over the years with having an open container of alcohol in his car, never obtaining a license, speeding and theft.