A man accused of a hit-and-run crash that killed a person last year has been arrested on a DUI charge while out on bond.
According to police, William Martindale hit and killed a person on Jan. 21, 2018 and then left the scene. He was charged with leaving the scene of a crash and later bonded out.
On Monday, Martindale was arrested again. This time on a D.U.I charge.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the Bartram Park area around 3 a.m. in reference to an intoxicated driver. When they arrived, they found the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) speaking with Martindale.
Police say that his vehicle was parked in the exit lane of the apartment complex facing the wrong side of the roadway and was blocking the exit. They observed the suspect in the driver's seat attempting to change gears even though the keys were out of the ignition. Police say they also observed two open containers on the floorboard of the front passenger side of the vehicle.
After JFRD completed their evaluation, police asked Martindale to produce his driver's license. According to them, the suspect stated: "it's in my pocket but I can't get it because my hands are up".
Yesterday, Martindale bonded out of jail again.
Police say that the initial incident back in 2018 occurred in the Mandarin Glenn neighborhood.
They say when they arrived on the scene they found a victim underneath a vehicle that was parked on the side of the street. Parts from a white Ford were found at the scene.
A few hours later, an officer located the suspect's possible vehicle with heavy front-end damage and smashed windows. Police say that blood and hair was found in the broken glass.
According to the arrest documents, Martindale originally told police that he thought he had hit a trashcan.