HUFF CREEK, W.Va. — Following a short flight from justice and a car crash, a Davin, W.Va. man was arrested on a laundry list of charges.
Deputy R.L. Johnson, with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department reports he was conducting routine patrols in the Huff Creek area near the county line of Logan and Wyoming counties when he saw a vehicle traveling with its bright lights activated.
When the driver of the vehicle failed to dim its lights, Johnson reports he turned around and activated his lights to initiate a traffic stop.
The vehicle, however, reportedly began to flee at high speed toward the county line.
Johnson notes he lost contact with the vehicle and began to turn around when he saw the vehicle’s headlights beaming up from the creek.
Johnson reports he could not locate anyone around the vehicle but could hear someone running down the creek.
The criminal complaint explains Johnson then called for emergency services.
The complaint filed by Johnson adds, “A short time later, I observed a male standing up the road from the crash scene. Making contact with the male, I found him to be in wet clothing.”
The male explained he and his wife had been passengers in the vehicle with Jarrod Goins, 30, of Davin, acting as driver.
When Johnson attempted the traffic stop, the man explained Goins began driving at a high rate of speed saying he was not going back to jail for a revoked driver’s license.
The female passenger of the vehicle reportedly suffered injuries to her head, chest and ribs and had to be air-lifted to the hospital by AirEVac.
Johnson notes he was able to catch up with Goins at his residence; however, Goins had already changed clothes and was attempting to take a shower.
Goins allegedly stated to Johnson he had been driving vehicle and was attempting to flee because of his revoked license.
Goins’ license was reporteldly revoked in 2015 for an aggravated DUI.
The complaint adds Goins stated he was under the influence of xanax, valium and opana during the incident.
A blood draw was later conducted on Goins at Logan Regional Medical Center.
Goins is charged with failure to dim lights, failure to maintain control, driving with a license revoked for DUI, second offense DUI, DUI causing bodily injury, fleeing in a vehicle while DUI, leaving the scene of a crash with personal injury, failure to render aid, reckless driving and driving too fast for road conditions.
Goins’ bail was set to $5,000 cash only in Logan County Magistrate Court.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]