DENVER — Following his arrest on an assault charge Friday night, talk radio host Tom Martino released a statement indicating that he was involved in a drunken argument with his wife, Holly.
“Holly and I remain deeply in love and committed to each other and to our family,” Martino said in a statement. “The incident that happened Friday night was a foolish mistake. We were both drinking too much. We got into an argument that escalated over a struggle for a cell phone. We were both inadvertently injured and we were not trying to hurt each other.”
The arrest happened about 11:15 p.m. near Interstate 25 and Auraria Parkway in some type of public venue, the Denver Police Department said. A female, presumably Martino’s wife, was transported to the hospital with undisclosed injuries, DPD reported.
Martino was in jail Saturday evening, charged with assault and disturbing the peace. He has since bailed out.
Also known as the “Troubleshooter,” Martino hosts a business-focused radio program on KHOW 630 AM. He previously contributed to FOX31 Denver before leaving the station in 2011.
“My over-reaction was uncalled for,” Martino continued in the statement. “I am ashamed of my behavior. I should’ve walked away. I also believe alcohol was a major catalyst. We are dealing with our issues through professional Christian spiritual counseling, with mutual love and support.”