May 8th-May 14th in the year Two Thousand and Seventeen
Monday, May 15th, 2017Oakland man facing DUI charge in fatal Route 28 crash
WILEY FORD, W.Va. — An Oakland man was charged with driving under the influence following a Friday head-on crash on state Route 28 that claimed the life of a Hampshire County, West Virginia, man, authorities said.
The Mineral County Sheriff's Office reported 58-year-old Troya Smith of Shanks was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that occurred just before noon.
A warrant was signed Tuesday morning by Mineral County Magistrate Patrick A. Amoroso charging Tyler A. Sweitzer, 24, of Oakland with driving under the influence causing death. Sweitzer was listed in good condition Tuesday at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Preliminary investigation by the sheriff's office indicated Sweitzer was operating a 2015 Ford Escape northbound on Route 28 near Press Little Market when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed into the southbound lane directly into the path of a 2004 Ford Ranger operated by Smith and pulling a trailer.
Witnesses told police Smith had no time to react when the Sweitzer vehicle traveled into his lane.
Deputies said the investigation also revealed possible use of a controlled dangerous substance by Sweitzer and speed was cited as a factor.
Upon conviction, the felony charge of driving under the influence causing death carries a maximum sentence of prison of three to 15 years and a fine of $1,000 to $3,000, according to the magistrate's office.
According to Maryland electronic court records, Sweitzer was issued at least three speeding citations in Garrett County in the past two years.
Maryland State Police charged Sweitzer on April 18 for allegedly traveling 87 miles per hour in a 50-mph zone on state Route 135 at CCC Camp Road.
Sweitzer was cited by the Garrett County Sheriff's Office on Feb. 5, 2016, for driving a vehicle in excess of reasonable and prudent speed on Pysell Crosscut Road. He was found guilty of that charge on March 18, court records indicated.
State police also charged Sweitzer with speeding on Interstate 68 at the 24-mile marker on Aug. 26, 2015.
Sunday, May 14th, 2017Driver accused of being high in crash that killed teen to stand trial
KALAMAZOO, MI -- An 18-year-old Augusta man will stand trial for a crash that killed his friend.
Jacob Lyons was scheduled for a preliminary examination Wednesday on evidence against him in Kalamazoo County District Court.
Lyons waived the exam and instead will stand trial in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court.
Lyons is accused of driving under the influence of marijuana, causing a crash that killed Conner Blinn, 17, of Kalamazoo.
Police say Lyons' vehicle left the road and struck several trees in the 9800 Block of North 32nd Street shortly before 2:30 a.m. Aug. 1.
Lyons faces charges of operating under the influence causing death and reckless driving causing death, both felonies.
Saturday, May 13th, 2017Man found passed out behind wheel charged with OUI drugs in Falmouth
FALMOUTH – Early Monday morning police found a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Hayway Road and Carriage Shop Rd for an extended period. Upon further investigation, the officer found the male operator passed out and slumped over the passenger seat. Field Sobriety Tests were administered after the officer woke up the operator. The tests indicated that the operator was impaired by narcotics and he was placed under arrest. The Falmouth Police log transcript identifies the suspect as Mitchell J. DeVincent, 25, of Hanover, MA. He was charged with operating under the influence of drugs, operating negligently to endanger, possession of a Class A substance, and possession of a Class B substance. Bail was set at $1040.00.
Friday, May 12th, 2017Nearly nude Rocky River man crashes car into convenience store to get beer
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio -- A convenience store employee was hurt when a man naked from the waist down intentionally crashed his car into the store to get beer, police say.
The crash happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday at SDM Food Market on Hilliard Boulevard just west of Wooster Road, police say.
A deli counter separated a 49-year-old employee from the car, but he still suffered injuries to his legs and chest, Rocky River Police Chief Kelly Stillman said. Officers found the employee covered with debris when they came to investigate.
He was taken to Fairview Hospital.
Robert Mason, 45, was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence alcohol or drugs. He was taken to the same hospital after suffering injuries from the crash.
The employee just closed the business when a car came crashing through the wall, he told police. Mason told the employee he needed beer, the employee reported.
Mason barricaded himself in the beer cooler and told police to shoot him, Stillman said. He could be heard yelling in the body camera video. Police used a Taser to subdue him and he was taken into custody.
Rocky River Municipal Court records do not say when Mason will make his first appearance.
Thursday, May 11th, 2017Man with three DUI convictions arrested again, this time on a felony DUI charge
A Pass Christian man faces a felony DUI charge now that police have learned he has been convicted of DUI three times.
Gulfport police arrested Brett James Ducote, 36, Friday after a 5:30 a.m. police stop on a traffic violation, Sgt. Joshua Bromen said. Ducote was pulled over at 15th Street and 22nd Avenue and had signs of operating his vehicle impaired, he said.
Further investigation showed his DUI convictions. Police then obtained an arrest warrant on a felony charge.
One of his prior DUIs was from an arrest Dec. 1, 2015, also in Gulfport, the Harrison County jail docket shows. He served three days in jail.
The penalty for felony DUI is two to 10 years in prison.
Until October, a third DUI was a felony if the two DUI convictions occurred within five years. However, a law change effective October 1 makes a fourth DUI charge a felony regardless of the time frame.
Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner set Ducote’s bond at $40,000.
He was being held at the Harrison County jail.
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017Man accused of using heroin, causing Cortland crash with daughter in tow
CORTLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – A man accused of driving under the influence of heroin with his daughter in the car is set to appear in a Trumbull County courtroom later this month.
Neal Cowfer, Jr., 28, was indicted on aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs charges.
The charges stem from a crash in Cortland on March 30.
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017Pursuit leads to car landing in small pond on north side
A 32-year-old Madison man is facing his second charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he led law enforcement on a pursuit that led to him sending his car airborne on the north side, according to the Dane County Sheriff’s Department.
The pursuit started just before 2 a.m. Thursday near the corner of East Washington Avenue at Fair Oaks Avenue.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, a sheriff’s deputy and a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper saw a car driven by Smith going fast down East Washington.
The Sheriff’s Department said the deputy and a trooper started to pursue Smith, but he wouldn’t stop. The pursuit lasted for nearly 3 miles until Smith pulled into a parking lot near the intersection of Northport Drive and Sherman Avenue.
That’s when the sheriff’s department said the car Smith was driving flew over an embankment, went airborne, and landed into a small pond.
Smith got out of the vehicle and took off on foot before being taken into custody, according to the sheriff’s department.
Besides the OWI charge, Smith also faces charges of eluding and felony bail jumping.
Sheriff’s officials said no other cars were encountered during the pursuit and no one was injured.
Monday, May 8th, 2017Profanity-laced response from Grant Co. official in OWI arrest
LANCASTER (WKOW) -- Law enforcement video shows a Grant County supervisor's profanity-laced response to officers during his arrest last month for allegedly operating while intoxicated.
"At my age, I could knock the (expletive) out of you, pal," 80-year-old supervisor Robert Scallon says to a Grant County Sheriff's deputy during the arrest procedure.
Dashboard-camera video shows Scallon's sedan being pulled over for speeding on Highway 61 in the Town of Marion. Subsequent investigation convinced officers to pursue an OWI investigation, with Scallon's responses ranging from astonished, incredulous, to belligerent.
"(Expletive) you," Scallon says, as a Grant County Sheriff's deputy begins to try to handcuff him. "I want to tell you something, I don't like you," Scallon says on the video.
Scallon refused to perform field sobriety tests, and refused to submit to any chemical tests to determine blood alcohol content. He told officers he had two drinks before driving.
In an interview with 27 News, Scallon says his age and compromised health make it difficult for him to walk a straight line, prompting him to refuse the field tests.
On the video, as Scallon is taken to a hospital in Boscobel, he appears confused over his situation. "What did I do?," he asks a Sheriff's sergeant. "You're driving drunk," the sergeant responds.
Grant County officials say Scallon has served on the board of supervisors since 2006, with a spot on the board's Veterans committee, and other committees.
Scallon refuses comment on whether he was intoxicated behind the wheel, but says he's reached out to the responding officers. "I apologized," Scallon says.
Members of the Grant County Board of Supervisors sign a Code of Conduct dealing primarily with commitment to avoid even the appearance of impropriety in their actions on the board, but including this statement: "The professional and personal conduct of County Board Supervisors must be above reproach."
Scallon tells 27 News he does not intend to step down over the incident.
County Board chairman Robert Keeny says it's unlikely Scallon's arrest and behavior will lead to any move to try to remove him. "It's unfortunate," Keeny says of the suspected OWI. Keeny did not respond to a 27 News offer to view the dash-camera video of the arrest.
The Grant County board meets again May 16.
Prior to be taken into the hospital, Scallon notes an audio-record of the encounter may exist.
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