According to police, 36 years old, Tyson E. Martin of Berryville was attempting to pick up his child when school staff observed that he appeared to be intoxicated. Based on their observations they refused to release the child into his custody. Unable to pick up the child, he left the school property on foot. School officials then contacted the Berryville Police to report the incident.
The responding officer found Mr. Martin walking down W. Main Street and determined that he was intoxicated in public. The Code of Virginia states that for public intoxication, the offender is given the option to be transported to an inebriate center in lieu of arrest. Mr. Martin chose to be transported to the Starting Point Inebriate Center in Winchester.