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Man with license suspended 8 times charged with fleeing on motorcycle


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SPRING HILL - A Spring Hill man whose driver's license has been suspended eight times was arrested Saturday and charged with driving a motorcycle with a suspended license, and fleeing an officer who attempted to pull him over for speeding, deputies said.

Jason Todd Martinez, 41, of Giles Avenue, was driving a motorcycle at a high rate of speed west from the intersection of Mariner Boulevard and Spring Hill Drive, an arrest report shows.

Martinez struggled to maintain his lane, according to the report.

Deputies say Martinez acknowledged the emergency lights and sirens on a sergeant's patrol car who tried to pull him over, but accelerated away from the deputy west on Spring Hill Drive, then north onto Giles Avenue.

Martinez pulled into a garage door at 1453 Giles Avenue, and attempted to close the garage door to avoid being seen, according to the report.

Martinez was placed under arrest near the driveway, the report shows.

Deputies conducted a computer check that showed, since 2002, that Marinez's license has been suspended for two charges of driving while intoxicated, two charges of refusing to submit a blood-alcohol sample as a prior DWI offender, three charges of failing to pay fines, and one charge of delinquent payment, according to the report.

Martinez was charged with fleeing to elude a police officer and driving with a suspended license, jail records show, and held at Hernando County Jail without bond.

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