PD: Man upset over marathon road closure arrested

PD: Man upset over marathon road closure arrested

Credit: Scottsdale Police Department

PD: Man upset over marathon road closure arrested

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by Christina O'Haver

azfamily.com

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 11:27 AM

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Police said a man who was upset about a road closure for Saturday's marathon event was arrested after becoming verbally abusive.

About 8:30 a.m., Phoenix resident Lawrence Martz, 55, was reportedly driving his Ford pickup truck at a high speed north on 68th Street, south of Thomas Road.

Scottsdale police spokesman Officer David Pubins said an officer working a traffic control for PF Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona stopped Martz.

Martz allegedly verbally abused the officer and expressed anger about the event blocking his route.

He was booked on charges of reckless driving, disorderly conduct, endangerment and aggravated assault.

The incident did not affect the event, Pubins said.

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