Noel accused in DUI causing injury

By Owen Wells - [email protected]


PECKS MILL, W.Va. — Adrian Franze Noel was recently arrested when he allegedly got into a car accident after he had been drinking.

Senior Trooper J.E. Garren, with the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) was reportedly dispatched to the Pecks Mill area in reference to a two car accident.

Upon his arrival, Garren reportedly found a SUV and pickup truck that had collided head-on.

While speaking with Noel, the driver of the SUV, Garren reports he could smell alcohol and Noel’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy.

Garren reports Noel subsequently failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk-and-turn and one-legged stand field sobriety tests.

When Noel submitted to a preliminary breath test, he reportedly registered a .246 blood alcohol content.

The criminal complaint filed by Garren states, “The defendant advised this officer that he had gotten extremely drunk the night before, but was not drunk.”

Garren reportedly discovered an open and empty bottle of liquor in the passenger floorboard of Noel’s vehicle and a syringe filled with an unknown substance.

During the course of his investigation, Garren reportedly found Noel had crossed the double yellow center-line on the road and struck the other vehicle.

The occupants of the other vehicle, two adults and a child, reportedly suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash.

While checking Noel’s information, Garren was reportedly notified by WVSP Dispatch that Noel’s license had been revoked for a DUI and multiple unpaid citations.

After being transported to the WVSP Logan Detachment, Noel reportedly registered a .199 blood alcohol level on the intoximeter.

Noel has been charged with DUI causing injury, driving on a license revoked for DUI, driving left of center, failure to maintain control and not having insurance or a motor vehicle inspection sticker.

If he is found guilty on all charges, Noel could be forced to spend up to 1.5 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $11,700 in fines.

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By Owen Wells

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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 3o4-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 3o4-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

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