On Monday, February 12, 2018, SP Batavia Troopers arrested Jay Markle, 60, of Batavia for DWI. Darlene Martaus, 58, of Batavia, drove to the SP Batavia Barracks to pick up Markle where she was also found to be intoxicated and was arrested for felony DWI.
Troopers stopped Jay Markle for speeding on SR-33 in Bergen. Markle was placed under arrest for DWI after failing field sobriety tests. He was processed at SP Batavia where he provided a breath sample of .12% BAC. He was released on tickets returnable to the Town of Bergen Court.
Markle called Darlene Martaus to come pick him up at the barracks. When Martaus arrived at SP Batavia, Troopers could detect the odor of alcoholic beverage and had Martaus perform field sobriety tests. Martaus was subsequently arrested for felony DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st, Operating a Vehicle Without an Interlock Device, and other V&T charges. She provided a breath sample of .12% BAC. Martaus was arraigned and remanded to the Genesee County Jail.