By: Ralph B. Davisrdavis@civitasmedia.com
May 28, 2013
The Williamson detachment of the West Virginia State Police kept busy over the Memorial Day weekend making four DUI arrests, writing 24 speeding citations and investigating four traffic accidents.
One of the accidents occurred Saturday night on U.S. 119 involving two vehicles. One of the injured parties had to be flown out by Health Net to a Huntington hospital. He was identified as 26-year old Matthew May.
The accident involved a stalled vehicle and another car rear-ending the second car.
The driver and passengers in the other vehicle were treated at a local hospital. The accident is still under investigation by Trooper D. L. Contos.
Trooper Contos also investigated a pair of single vehicle accidents over the holiday weekend, one at Dingess and the other at Kermit.
Gerena Collins was the driver of a vehicle on Saturday evening when she flipped her car upside down. She was transported to a Logan hospital. That accident is also under investigation. The driver is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs, but officers are awaiting test results to finalize the report or to make any arrests.
Trooper Contos also investigated a single car wreck at Middle Burning Creek near Kermit. There were no serious injuries in that accident, although the car did flip over.
Trooper J. J. Dean investigated an accident at Conley Branch near Belo. That accident involved two vehicles and only minor damages were caused by the collision.
Trooper Dean said that while state police officers were patrolling the roadways over the holiday weekend, they also cited two persons for driving on a suspended license. In one of those traffic stops, troopers found one of the men to be in possession of marijuana. That incident is still under investigation. The two persons in the vehicle were identified as Brett Pelfrey and Mark Damron.
The troopers also issued 24 speeding citations.