Police: Drunk Driver Tries To Hide After Fatal North Tulsa Crash

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 6:36 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa police said a drunk driver tried to hide from them after they said he killed one person and injured two others in a north Tulsa wreck Wednesday night.

This wasn't the first time the driver has been suspected of drunk driving, and court records suggest he wasn't supposed to be behind the wheel at all.

Calvin Czeschin manages the gas station at the intersection of Pine and Yale where police said 23-year-old suspected drunk driver Narson Martin tried to hide after a fatal wreck Wednesday night.

"This is the worst one I've ever seen here and I've been in this store eight years," Czeschin said.

Police said Martin was driving drunk – three times the legal limit - when he ran the red light and smashed into an Acura sedan.

“The guy that had the wreck out here come into the store and tried to give the clerk a $20 or $40, I can't remember, to hide him, and I'm assuming she told him no because I guess the police chased him down after he left here," said Czeschin.

Wendell Price was thrown from the car and killed. Two others from the same car were taken to the hospital.

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"They still had the cars out here and they were a mess. The door was off one side and everything so they were just bent up everywhere," Czeschin said.

Police said at the time of arrest Martin also had an open bottle of vodka in the car.

This isn't the first time Martin has been suspected of drunk driving.

Online court records show Martin was arrested for drunk driving in May of last year in Tulsa County. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation.

As for Czeschin, he said Wednesday's wreck is one he'll never forget, and the wrecked cars are an important reminder.

"They should have left them out there so they could see what a drunk driver could do," he said.

Martin's bond has been set at $500,000.