MAN, W.Va. — A Davin resident was arrested recently after he allegedly struck a school bus while driving under the influence and fled from the scene.
Senior Trooper R.E. Stowers reports he responded to the call for the accident only to be informed the vehicle involved in the crash had fled the scene.
Stowers notes he was contacted by Logan County School Resource Officer D.J. Miller with information stating the vehicle was located in the area of Regency Drive in Mineral Wells.
Stowers reports he travelled to the Mineral Wells area and was able to locate the vehicle which matched witness reports from the bus collision.
While the vehicle was being investigated, Stowers explains he witnessed Christopher Brian Doss running up the mountain in a heavily wooded area.
Officers were reportedly able to make contact with Doss’ girlfriend who told them Doss had taken her vehicle without permission only to get in the wreck with the school bus.
The girlfriend reportedly stated Doss woke her up with the news he had taken her care and crashed it into a school bus.
The driver of the school bus reportedly sustained injuries from the crash and was transported to Logan Regional Medical Center.
Doss’ license was reportedly revoked for second-offense DUI in 2011.
Based on Stowers’ criminal complaint, an arrest warrant was issued for Doss’ in Logan County Magistrate Court February 17.
Doss was later arrested for hit and run with injury, unlawful taking of a vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident and third-offense driving with a license revoked for DUI.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 or by email at [email protected]