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Martinsville Elementary Principal Charged with DUI Following ATV Accident

West Virginia authorities recently charged a Martinsville Central Elementary School principal with DUI following an ATV accident in which a woman was injured, according to a report. Authorities said Peter Jochim, 35, was driving an ATV in Morgantown when he made a sharp left-hand turn, which caused a passenger to fall off, the news […]

Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department Honored at Highway Safety Conference

The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department was honored at a conference recently with a “Top Agency” award from the National Highway Safety Administration for the 462 DUI arrests it made in 2013, reported. In addition, the department received $5,000 award to purchase highway safety equipment. Seven Monongalia County Sheriff’s deputies ranked in the top 52 […]

West Virginia Man Plows into Home Charged with DUI

West Virginia authorities charged a Raleigh County man with first-offense DUI and leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly drove into a house recently, according to Police said the investigation into the crash caused by Jordan Isaac Hardy, 22, will continue. Officers said nobody was injured in the crash. The house sustained […]

West Virginia 911 Dispatcher Charged with DUI after Crash

Martinsburg police recently charged a Berkeley County 911 emergency dispatcher with driving under the influence involving drugs after police said he crashed his vehicle into a parked car, according to the Herald Mail. Police said Thomas Allen Comfort, 34, of Inwood, had glassy eyes, that his speech was impaired and that he appeared to be […]

Police charge WV man with DUI after being caught driving at 113 mph

A Hedgesville man caught driving at 113 mph on Interstate 81 on Jan. 12 was charged with driving under the influence, according to Herald Mail Media. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department said James Anthony Shelton, 44, who faces charges of speeding, aggravated DUI and driving with a DUI-related revoked license, second offense, had a blood-alcohol […]

West Virginia DOT Worker Charged With Plowing Under the Influence

A West Virginia Department of Transportation plow driver was charged with driving under the influence after he was pulled over by police in Charleston because his headlights were out. Police said the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanated from the man, Thomas Henderson, who officers said had a blood-alcohol content of .09 percent, according to […]

West Virginia Man to Spend up to 10 Years in Jail for DUI-Related Crash Death

A Charleston, West Virginia man will spend two to 10 years in prison for killing a 17-year-old boy in a DUI-related head-on crash in January 2012, according to the Herald Media Mail. A jury in November found Merle Stanley Johnson, 66, guilty of driving under the influence and causing the January 2012 death of James […]

Trial Rescheduled for Morgantown Man Serving Prison Time for DUI-Related Death of Sheriff’s Deputy

A new trial date has been set for a Mortantown, W.Va man serving a prison time for killing a Monongalia County sheriff’s deputy after their vehicles collided following a high-speed chase on Interstate 79 in Perry Township, Greene County, Pa. The Observer-Reporter newspaper indicates the trial for Jerod Green, 37, has been rescheduled to April […]

Push for stricter DUI laws continues

WCHS8 of Charleston, WV is reporting that the West Virginia state legislature is looking at making the penalties for DUI more severe. Citing a rise in car accidents involving DUI, a new law is being worked on for the next session that would require all DUI offenders to have ignition interlock devices installed (presumably for […]

Hancock County WV Teacher Faces Another DUI Charge

The Lisbon, Ohio Morning Journal News is reporting that a long-time Hancock County theatre teacher has recently been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) 2nd Offense. The Defendant, Kelsey Hayward, was arrested following a single vehicle accident. According to the criminal complaint, Hayward’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was measured at .165 percent, more than […]

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