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Woman held on DWI charges – after retrieving man arrested in DWI

A Batavia man and woman were arrested for driving while intoxicated, he after he was stopped by State Police for speeding — and she after driving to the police barracks to pick him up, according to State Police.

Troopers stopped Jay Markle, 60, for speeding Monday on Route 33 in the Town of Bergen in Genesee County, State Police said.

Markle failed field sobriety tests and was arrested and taken to Batavia's State Police Barracks, where he registered a .12 percent blood alcohol content, State Police said. Markle was issued an appearance ticket to return to Bergen Town Court, State Police said.

Troopers said Markle called Darlene Martaus, 58, to retrieve him, but when Martaus arrived, troopers detected the odor of alcohol on her breath, State Police said. She was asked to perform field sobriety tests, which she failed, State Police said.

Martaus was arrested on charges of felony DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle without an interlock device, along with other traffic charges, State Police said. She registered a .12 percent blood alcohol content and was held at the Genesee County Jail, State Police said.

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