Ocean City Police spotted a car being driven erratically on Coastal Highway on Monday night around 11:20. Officers suspected the driver was impaired and tried to stop him near 74th Street, but the driver took off. The driver drove into a parking garage at 77th Street hitting a bush as he exited and then sped through several stop signs before crossing 4 lanes of Coastal Highway where he lost control nearly hitting the center median and then turning on 79th Street where he drove on the sidewalk and hit a street sign. The driver, 29 year old Shawn Martin of Eldersburg tried to run off on foot, but was arrested by police and confirmed to be DUI. Martin was issued 49 citations for a variety of traffic offenses and must appear in court for 12 of them.
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