WILLIAMSON - Officers throughout Mingo County have kept busy over the last week, with charges of driving under the influence topping the arrest charts.
Russell Robinette, 24, of Delbarton, was arrested by Delbarton Patrolman D.R. Davis on Monday, after being charged with second-offense DUI, and driving on a revoked license for reasons of DUI.
The officer said he was notified by a Delbarton firefighter that he had seen Robinette operating a vehicle in a reckless manner and that he appeared to be intoxicated. Once the traffic stop was conducted, the defendant was found to have a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, the complaint stated. Once contact was made with 911 for a license check, the patrolman was informed Robinette’s license had been revoked.
West Virginia State Police Trooper Harris arrived at the Delbarton City Hall, where Robinette was being detained, and conducted an alcohol breathalyzer test that produced results of 0.113, well over the legal limit of 0.08, Harris’s report stated.
Misty Dawn Crabtree, 28, of Varney, was taken into custody Friday on a single charge of DUI by Delbarton Police Chief D. Nunley and Patrolman J.T. McCown.
The defendant was said to have been operating a vehicle on U.S. Highway 52 in a manner that was dangerous for her as well as for others traveling the roadway. After stopping Crabtree, the officers administered a three-part field sobriety test, which the defendant was unable to complete, the complaint stated. Crabtree reportedly refused a blood alcohol test and was arrested at that time.
Anzie Brewer, 52, of Lenore, was arrested Friday by Mingo County Sheriff’s Deputy L. Thomas after being charged with driving on a revoked license for DUI and failure to stop at a traffic sign.
Brewer was said to have been operating a 2007 Ford F150 in the Dingess area. The officer watched her fail to stop at the four-way stop sign in front of the Dingess Service Center. After stopping Brewer, Thomas said he was informed that she was driving on a revoked license with a conviction date of last July 2.
Richard White, 35, of Gallipolis, Ohio, was taken into custody by Deputy M.J. Mounts, along with Delbarton patrolmen D. Davis, C. Carter and J. McCown on New Year’s Day, on charges of no registration, DUI and obstructing an officer.
A “be on the outlook for (bolo)” order had been issued by Mingo County 911 for a possible intoxicated driver. After locating the vehicle in question, a traffic stop was conducted. The registration had expired, and White allegedly was speaking in a slurred manner and was unsteady on his feet. After failing a field sobriety test, the defendant was taken to Williamson Memorial Hospital, where a blood toxicology screen was performed. White allegedly tested positive for cannabinoids, benzodiazepines and opiates. He blew 0.00 on the alcohol breathalyzer test.
Joanne Muncy, 68, of Delbarton, was arrested by Delbarton Patrolman D. Davis and was charged with DUI, driving too fast for road conditions, being left of center and reckless driving on Saturday. Muncy reportedly was involved in a two-vehicle collision while under the influence of a controlled substance. Urine drug testing proved positive for barbiturates above the therapeutic level, police said.
These defendants all were arraigned in Mingo County Magistrate Court, where they will be appearing for their preliminary hearings.