Ward possibly facing more trouble with DUI
HUNTINGTON — At 4:15 a.m., April 1, Marshall University football player Martin Ward was charged with driving under the influence in Kenova. Combined with the events of last Sunday, that marks Ward’s second run-in with the law in three weeks.
According to Kenova Police Department records, Ward was stopped at the 800 block of Oak Street after he jumped the railroad tracks and kept traveling west. He was traveling with an expired sticker on his license plate.
Police noted Ward had glassy eyes and slurred speech. According to the police report, his blood alcohol content level was .144.
Ward was transported to a Kenova Police Department holding cell and was released on a self-bond of $350 in cash. He was never transported to Western Regional Jail.
"We were aware of the issue and it is being dealt with internally,” Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said in a statement Thursday evening.
Last Sunday, Ward was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication in connection to a disturbance that also included Thundering Herd players Phillip Warren, Corie Wilson and Stefone Grace.
Warren, who was charged with battery of a police officer, disorderly conduct and obstructing, was dismissed from the team on Tuesday by Holliday.
At the time, Holliday said the others would be “disciplined internally.”
Reporter Beth Hendricks contributed to this report.