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San Antonio restaurant owner arrested, VIA officer injured in fight after alleged DWI incident downtown

The incident happened around 2:15 a.m. at the Baldwin Apartments.

SAN ANTONIO — A VIA Metropolitan Transit officer is in the hospital after police say he got into a fight with a man who allegedly drove his vehicle through a stop sign early Thursday morning.

Adrian Martinez, owner of Smoke BBQ + Skybar restaurant, is facing multiple charges following the incident, which happened around 2:15 a.m. at the Baldwin Apartments in the downtown area.

Police said a BMW passed a stop sign near East Crockett and Chestnut downtown. The car did not stop and ended up heading into the apartment parking lot.

The driver of the BMW went up to the fourth floor of an apartment building, and the VIA officer was following closely. At some point, the officer and the suspect got into a fight on the fourth floor.

The VIA officer called for help, and officers responded from both the VIA and San Antonio police departments.

Martinez, who was arrested wearing his Smoke BBQ t-shirt, is facing charges of DWI, evading arrest and resisting arrest. Jail records say he faces an additional charge of attempting to take a weapon from a police officer.

The VIA officer was taken to the hospital with a possible fractured thumb, police said. He was treated and released Thursday.

Smoke BBQ + Skybar management declined to speak with KENS 5 over the phone and in-person regarding the incident.

KENS 5 also tried to contact Martinez directly and the call went straight to voicemail.

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