Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 11, 2014

Intoxicated man facing multiple charges after police pursuit in McDowell County

WELCH — A McDowell County man who smelled of alcohol when he was approached by McDowell County sheriff’s deputies conducting a traffic stop Thursday night attempted to flee from the stop, struck a fence and a deputy’s cruiser during a pursuit, but was apprehended and charged with DUI reckless driving, assault and battery of a police officer, no operators, defective equipment, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, assault, battery, unlawful possession and other crimes, according to Sheriff Martin B. West.

Bobby Ray Roberts, 46, of Avondale appeared before Magistrate Steve Cox who set his bond at $25,000. The defendant made bond, was released and is now awaiting trial on the charges.

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