Many West Virginia traffic stops end without incident. Others often result in traffic offenses being issued against drivers. Still, other situations are more serious, such as a recent stop that led to drug charges being filed against a driver and his passenger.
According to a recent ruling made by the West Virginia Supreme Court, it is illegal for a drunk driver to get behind the wheel of any type of vehicle, even if on private property. Law enforcement has the authority to arrest and charge an individual who is caught drunk driving, even it is not on a public road. Opponents have stated that this decision is a form of government overreach.