WBND chief meteorologist Jamie Martin was arrested just before 8:00 p.m. Saturday night for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.
Management for the South Bend, IN, ABC affiliate confirmed the news, but told TVSpy they would not comment further on personnel matters except to say meteorologist Tom Coomes will fill-in for Martin.
WSBT, the rival CBS affiliate, reported the news on air and on its website, saying St. Joseph County dispatchers confirmed the car Martin was driving flipped onto its roof less than a mile from the ABC station.
Martin was booked into St. Joseph’s County jail after a visit to a local hospital and has since bonded out.
According to the jail, Martin’s blood alcohol level was .22