Tarkio school superintendent arrested for DWI

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Patrick N Martin

Patrick N Martin

An embattled educator in Northwest Missouri is in trouble with the law again.

Tarkio Police Chief Tyson Gibbons says in a news release that Tarkio School Superintendent Dr. Patrick Martin was pulled over in a traffic stop August 4 shortly after 3pm. Gibbons says Martin was driving on the wrong side of the roadway in the 1100 block and 1200 block of Pine Street in Tarkio.

Gibbons says they were on the lookout after receiving information about a careless driver in Fairfax, Missouri, which is about eight miles south of Tarkio. The vehicle license plate information given by the reporting party matched that of Martin’s vehicle.

Chief Gibbons says Martin was booked into jail on three counts, DWI, driving with an open container, and failing to drive on the right half of the roadway.

He’s scheduled to make an traffic appearance in Tarkio Municipal Court August 29th.

Martin is the former principal at Platte County High School who resigned after he was charged with soliciting a prostitute back in 2012. Prosecutors later dropped the charges but Martin resigned from his job in Platte County.