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Separate traffic stops lead to drug charges for 2

Being involved in a routine traffic stop can be a stressful process, which may only become more intimidating should it lead to criminal accusations. Many individuals have faced drug charges following the search of their vehicle under similar circumstances. Two men have been arrested and are facing similar charges after two separate traffic stops that took place less than an hour apart in West Virginia.

The first incident occurred when police claim to have come upon a driver who was using a cell phone while operating his vehicle. After initiating a stop, they allegedly found out that he was in possession of methamphetamine. Although it is unclear how authorities came to believe he was in possession of illegal drugs, he was taken into custody and faces multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance.

Man faces drunk driving charges after operating tractor on road

When being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, an individual has rights that must be upheld throughout the process. However, facing drunk driving allegations can be stressful and intimidating, potentially leading an accused party to feel pressured into responding to accusations or even admitting some degree of fault. A 68-year-old man is facing similar charges after allegedly creating a traffic hazard while driving his tractor on the road in West Virginia.

The initial report was made in relation to an alleged dispute among neighbors, the nature of which was unclear. Soon thereafter, several calls were placed to authorities concerning a man who was driving his tractor in the middle of the road and obstructing the flow of traffic. After locating the man and his tractor in the front yard of a nearby residence, a state trooper claims the man admitted to being aware that operating such a vehicle on the road was illegal.

Criminal defense: 1 accused of armed robbery in West Virginia

When a crime appears to have been committed, authorities may initiate a search for a suspect if he or she is no longer at the scene upon their arrival. Witness descriptions could be a crucial part of this process, and police might use identifying factors such as clothing or tattoos to locate potential suspects. A 39-year-old man could be working with a criminal defense attorney after he was recently accused of attempted robbery in West Virginia.

Police claim to have received report of the alleged incident just before 7 a.m. on a recent Wednesday. According to reports, a woman had arrived at work and was on her way to open a store when a man allegedly approached her from behind and shoved her before demanding she open the doors so he could steal money. After refusing to comply, she asserts the man eventually decided to flee.

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.

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