July 20, 2015

Marathon man charged with DUI, multiple accidents

A Marathon man was arrested for driving under the influence Friday after being involved in several accidents.

Deputy Garrett Bragg responded to a report of an accident at 11:20 p.m. Friday on 64th Street in Marathon. When he arrived he saw a dark green Ford F-150 doing a u-turn on the highway with both passenger side tires blown hour and the vehicle smoking. As the damaged car began driving northbound, Deputy Bragg turned on his lights and stopped it.

The driver and only occupant of the truck was 33 year old David Threlkeld. He reportedly smelled of alcohol and showed obvious signs of impairment. As Deputy Bragg was speaking with him, a man walked up and said that Threlkeld had struck his brown Jeep Compass at his residence on 64th Street. Other witnesses later told Deputy Ben Elmore they saw Threlkeld strike yet another vehicle and a mailbox.

At one point, while Deputy Bragg was processing the scene, Threlkeld began to run away but he was caught a short distance away. He struggled with the deputy as he was being handcuffed.

A check of his record showed a previous conviction in Monroe County for DUI – refusal to submit. He again refused to submit to all tests in relation to his intoxication. He was arrested. He was charged with DUI with refusal to submit to testing, refusal to sign a citation, resisting an officer without violence, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, and DUI involving property damage.

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