Drunk driver causes $80k in damage


Cyclone woman reportedly damages home, vehicle and camper

By Owen Wells - [email protected]



HENLAWSON, W.Va. — A resident of Cyclone, W.Va. was arrested recently after she allegedly drove while intoxicated and crashed into a home, car and camper.

Trooper First Class T.D. Boggs, with the West Virginia State Police, reports he responded to a single car accident with property damage in Henlawson September 13.

During his investigation, Boggs reports he determined Leanna Thomas had driven a Chevrolet pickup truck while highly intoxicated and caused damages to a home, vehicle and camper in the Henlawson area.

Thomas reportedly crashed the truck into a home causing an estimated $30,000 in damage and a camper causing around $15,000 in damages.

The criminal complaint filed by Boggs states, “The victim’s 2016 Ford Escape was also completely destroyed causing $35,006 in damages.”

Boggs notes Thomas admitted she had been drinking heavily.

A warrant for Thomas’ arrest was issued in Logan County Magistrate Court Sept. 15.

Thomas was later arrested, and her bail was set to $10,000.

Thomas is charged with a misdemeanor count of DUI and two counts of felony destruction of property.

If she is found guilty on all charges, Thomas could be forced to spend between 2.5 to 20.5 years in state correctional facility and pay up to $500 in fines.

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Criminal complaints are public information and any charges contained therein are merely accusations. Anyone accused of a crime should be considered innocent until they are proven guilty.

Cyclone woman reportedly damages home, vehicle and camper

By Owen Wells

[email protected]

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6959 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6959 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

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