LOGAN, W.Va. — A Ferrellsburg man was charged with DUI and child neglect creating risk of injury following a near crash with a Logan County Sheriff’s Deputy.
According to a complaint filed by WVSP Trooper M.S. Miller, on Sunday, July 10, he received a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) through Logan County 9-1-1 of a gold GMC Sierra driving reckless on WV Route 10 traveling northbound.
Miller reports that he observed the vehicle traveling northbound on WV Route 10 at Rum Junction and he observed the vehicle cross into the southbound lane about hitting a Logan County Deputy head on. Miller used a UPS issued RADAR to confirm the vehicles speed of 84 mph in a 50 mph zone.
After initiating a stop on the vehicle, Miller identified the driver as Courtney Edward Dalton, 37, of Ferrellsburg. Miller also reports that Dalton’s five year old son was in the front seat of vehicle.
Miller alleges that Dalton’s speech was slurred and his eyes watery. Dalton allegedly advised Miller that he had been taking Suboxone.
Upon Dalton exiting the vehicle, Miller performed a Terry Frisk on Dalton during which he recovered one syringe and two crack pipes from the Dalton’s groin area. Dalton alleged that the syringe was used for his other son’s insulin injections and the crack pipes he used to smoke crack.
Following a field sobriety test, Miller ran a status check on Dalton’s driver’s license and was advised the accused had a prior DUI conviction.
Miller took Dalton to Logan Regional Medical Center where he had a CDDP blood draw kit performed on Dalton.
Dalton was charged with child neglect creating risk of injury or death, DUI with minor, DUI second offense, reckless driving, speeding and left of center. His bond was set at $4,700.