A long, long time ago, there was a guy named Paul McCartney. He had once been part of a band called the Beatles, which existed an even longer time ago. McCartney is these days an elder statesman of rock 'n' roll, but his musical legacy was briefly revived in a recent West Virginia arrest.
Police say a 38-year-old woman was drunk when she slammed her car into six parked vehicles on two separate streets. When asked her name by an officer, she identified herself as "Hell on Wheels."
Those readers who remember McCartney's band Wings might also remember a bopping little number they recorded called "Helen Wheels."
"Ain't nobody else gonna know the way she feels," the group sang. "Helen...Helen...hell on wheels."
West Virginia's Hell on Wheels has been charged with aggravated DUI, striking an unintended vehicle and for having no valid car insurance. It seems Wings erred when they sang out this line from their hit song: "And they never gonna take her away."
The state says on its website that a first conviction for aggravated DUI can mean revocation of your driver's license. If you agree to put an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, you can be eligible for a restricted license after 45 days. You also face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 if convicted.
Certainly those harsh penalties are nothing to sing about. The Clarksburg woman arrested had no attorney at the time the article was written. However, most people in the Ohio Valley, Western Pennsylvania facing those sanctions contact a Weirton criminal defense attorney experienced in protecting your freedom and your ability to drive.