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College football player accused of drunk driving in West Virginia

A conviction for criminal charges can have a substantial impact on a person's future. For those who are playing sports in college, the potential consequences could be devastating. A football player at a college in West Virginia is likely focused on his defense after he was recently arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

Just after 1 a.m. on a recent Sunday, police claim to have initiated a traffic stop after the man was allegedly involved in an accident that resulted in damaged property. They assert that a breath test was conducted, which allegedly indicated him to be over the legal driving limit. In addition, they say he was only in possession of an identification card from another state, and did not have a valid driver's license on him at the time.

Failure to move for police vehicle leads to drug charges for 2

Emergency vehicles generally have lights and indicators that are intended to inform nearby drivers of a need to pass. Failing to adhere to these indicators can land an individual in hot water. Two individuals in West Virginia were recently arrested on drug charges after they were pulled over for allegedly failing to move out of the way of a police vehicle that had activated its emergency lights.

A woman was pulled over after allegedly failing to remove herself from the path of the police cruiser. During this traffic stop, they claim to have discovered that the woman was under the influence of drugs. Furthermore, they also assert that a passenger in the vehicle was in possession of various amounts of narcotics, including marijuana, fentanyl and cocaine.

Criminal defense often necessary for those accused of robbery

Many individuals throughout the years have faced criminal charges following allegations made by an acquaintance. Even without the presence of viable evidence, an accused individual will likely find that the criminal defense process can be stressful and intimidating. Similar accusations could also have an impact on one's reputation within the community, even if only temporarily. A West Virginia man was recently arrested in relation to a theft that is said to have taken place three months prior.

The incident in question reportedly occurred in February when a person filed a report with the police, claiming that the man had struck him in the face numerous times before stealing his cell phone and a small amount of cash. He claims to have known the accused man for a couple of years and identified him by name. According to police, the alleged victim had several facial injuries, one of which required stitches.

Traffic stop leads to drug charges for 2 in West Virginia

Authorities are required to have reasonable suspicion of a crime before initiating the search of a vehicle during a traffic stop. Similar searches have led to the arrest of countless individuals over the years, who are often subjected to subsequent criminal accusations. Two individuals are facing drug charges after they were arrested during a recent traffic stop in West Virginia.

According to police, the two were involved in a routine traffic stop on a Monday. Authorities claim that during the stop, they allegedly discovered various amounts of marijuana, pills and methamphetamine, along with various other drug paraphernalia and a large sum of cash. Both of the accused were taken into custody and are reportedly facing multiple charges in relation to the incident.

Bus driver in West Virginia accused of drunk driving

Facing criminal accusations for driving under the influence of alcohol can be stressful and challenging. If convicted, a person will be facing severe penalties, which often include significant fines and time behind bars. If the accused individual was transporting minors at the time, he or she may be facing additional charges in relation. A school bus driver in West Virginia was recently arrested and accused of drunk driving with minors involved.

Authorities claim to have received reports of an impaired driver. State Troopers stopped the vehicle in question and claim that the driver provided breathalyzer samples, which allegedly exceeded the legal limit. Troopers claim that the man was a bus driver who had recently finished his route and dropped children off at school.

Man facing drug charges after getting his car stuck in a ditch

Being accused of a drug-related crime can create various hardships for an individual. Convictions for drug charges are severe and can have a negative impact on a person in many areas of life. A man may be experiencing difficulty in similar areas after he was arrested and is now facing charges following a single-vehicle accident in West Virginia.

According to police, a call was placed about a car that was stuck in a nearby ditch. Upon arrival, authorities claim that the driver of the car was attempting to dig the front tire out of the ditch in order to leave the scene. The officer claims that the driver was unsteady and that his eyes were bloodshot at the time. He was taken to a nearby parking lot and field sobriety tests were administered, which the officer claims he failed.

Cintas Fire Service Technicians to Receive $1.3 Million Settlement for Unpaid Wages

The United States Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has found that Cintas Fire Protection Services violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay wages to fire sprinkler installers and fire sprinkler testers for hours they worked. As a result, a settlement was reached in which Cintas will pay more than $1.3 million to 81 of their workers in Northern California. This came as a result of an investigation that determined Cintas was not paying their fire service technicians for hours that they worked that were not billable to Cintas's clients, such as completing reports, submitting timesheets and sending work-related emails.

Man and woman facing felony drug charges in West Virginia

Felony charges are serious, and can have a negative impact on a person's life. A criminal conviction can impact many different areas of life, such as employment or reputation, even if the sentence does not result in a prison term. Two West Virginia residents are facing drug charges after being accused of planning to deliver drugs at a local jail.

Police claim to have received information about the drop off, including the location and make of the vehicle involved. They proceeded to watch for any such activity and say that the car in question entered the area, then left after a short period. Police later stopped the car, and allegedly recovered various narcotics and a gun. They arrested a man and a woman who were in the vehicle at the time.

West Virginia man accused of drunk driving collision

When causing a car accident, many individuals become the subject of a subsequent investigation. There are countless ways in which a collision can occur, and distracted and drunk driving are believed to be a couple of the most prevalent. A West Virginia man is being accused of driving under the influence after a recent car accident involving a police cruiser.

Reportedly, the man was driving north near an interstate exit ramp when he suddenly rear-ended a West Virginia State Police cruiser that had come to a halt in traffic. The driver of the cruiser reported minor injuries in the accident, and has since returned to work. The man in the northbound car was arrested and is now facing DUI charges in relation to the event.

2 men facing multiple drug charges in West Virginia

Clearly, being convicted of a felony has negative consequences. Those who are facing this possibility typically seek to defend against the charges, but having little knowledge of the criminal justice system can make it challenging. Seeking legal advice is typically the best choice in these circumstances. This may be the case for two men in West Virginia who were recently arrested and are now facing multiple drug charges.

After hearing rumors of drug activity, police say they set out to investigate the house in question. Upon entering it, they reportedly found several individuals allegedly waiting to buy drugs from two men. Upon searching the residence, police claim to have found crack cocaine and Fentanyl. The men were taken into custody for suspicion of possession with intent to deliver.

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