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1 accused of drunk driving after allegedly hitting police cruiser

Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can be dangerous, and the penalties for a conviction are serious. If an accident occurs in the process, the consequences an accused individual may face only increase in severity. A 44-year-old woman has been arrested and accused of drunk driving after allegedly hitting a police cruiser that was leading a funeral procession in West Virginia.

According to authorities, the incident took place just before 4 p.m. on a recent Sunday, when the police cruiser was travelling with the funeral procession. They claim that a vehicle failed to obey a traffic light, and suddenly slammed into the officer's vehicle. After approaching the vehicle, authorities assert the driver was unconscious, and emergency responders were allegedly forced to administer medication for an overdose to revive her.

West Virginia woman facing felony drug charges after arrest

When an individual is wanted in connection with an alleged crime, evading arrest could increase any suspicion of guilt by the authorities. However, in some cases, a person might be unaware that a warrant for his or her arrest even exists. A woman in West Virginia has recently been arrested and accused of drug charges after allegedly evading authorities for up to six months.

Authorities claim the woman was wanted in connection with an investigation started by the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force. Six months later, they allegedly received an anonymous tip leading them to a local residence, where the woman had apparently taken up residence. She was arrested shortly thereafter, and while bond has been set, she reportedly remains in custody while awaiting court proceedings.

1 facing drug charges after falling asleep in parked vehicle

Falling asleep at the wheel can be dangerous, and may also lead authorities to have increased suspicion of the presence of criminal activity. Even if the vehicle is parked at the time, officers might be called out to investigate the situation. A 28-year-old man is currently facing DUI and drug charges after he was allegedly found asleep behind the wheel at several locations in West Virginia.

Police claim to have received multiple reports on a recent Monday of an individual that was passed out behind the wheel of an SUV at a local store. Shortly thereafter, they assert that he was spotted in a different location under similar circumstances, but left the scene before officers could arrive. Authorities say they were eventually able to locate the man at another store, where he was arrested and accused of numerous crimes.

Man who stopped to perform CPR now facing drunk driving charges

Although there are countless reasons for a car accident to occur, some may be more prevalent than others. Countless individuals have been accused of drunk driving following a collision, the potential penalties of which may increase in severity should another party be killed in the process. A West Virginia man is currently facing similar charges after an alleged accident in which he stopped to perform CPR.

According to authorities, information was circulated prior to the alleged incident in relation to a possible drunk driver operating a red truck. Sometime later, police arrived at a certain location and found a man performing CPR on a woman, who unfortunately died soon thereafter. The man, who was the driver of a red truck, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of DUI causing death.

Traffic stop leads to drug charges for 1 in West Virginia

Traffic stops are a common occurrence and can take place under a variety of circumstances. While many of these simply result in a ticket, or even a warning, others can lead to suspicion of additional crimes. A man in West Virginia was recently arrested and is currently facing drug charges after he was allegedly pulled over for failing to wear a set belt.

Authorities assert that the traffic stop was initiated after noticing that a nearby driver was not wearing his seat belt. Upon approaching the vehicle, they allegedly caught wind of a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. They proceeded to search the vehicle and claim to have uncovered various amounts and types of illegal drugs, along with a loaded weapon, each of which were allegedly hidden in a backpack.

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.

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