Texas: “Midnight Martin” Hernandez driving drunk causes chain-reaction wreck on freeway; now sobering up in slammer

HOUSTON—A drunk driver was sobering up behind bars Friday after driving the wrong-way on the North Freeway and causing a chain-reaction crash involving a Houston police car.
Police said Martin Hernandez, 33, was driving a brown Chevy Silverado northbound in the southbound lanes on the North Freeway at Tidwell around midnight. Police received several calls about the driver and an officer was on the way to check it out. That officer was cresting over the hill when he almost ran head-on into Hernandez.
The officer swerved to avoid Hernandez’s pickup, then slammed into a retaining wall…MORE