A man in West Virginia was arrested after fleeing from the scene of an accident. Toxicology results indicate that the man had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the car accident. Police have also discovered that the man may never have had a valid driver's license.
The West Virginia State Police and Saint Albans Police Department now have a woman in custody that they believe ran over an off duty police officer and then fled the scene. As in other hit and run accidents, authorities were asking the public for help in finding the vehicle and its driver. The woman has now been charged with malicious wounding.
West Virginia Police investigate hundreds, if not thousands, of accidents every year. After awhile, police may begin to consider most accidents routine. However, every once in awhile, a perplexing car accident happens that leaves authorities baffled.
An anonymous caller is being credited with helping West Virginia police track down a Charleston man they who they say is responsible for causing another man's death in a September 2011 hit-and-run accident. Hit-and-run accidents can be difficult to prosecute, and indeed, the Kanawha County assistant prosecutor says that it took the prosecutor's office some months to track down who the person was who had left the scene of this accident.