Last updated: October 13. 2013 4:56AM - 546 Views
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WILLIAMSON — A criminal complaint was filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court by the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) that outlines the arrest of a Logan County woman on a variety of charges.


Danni McCoy Donahoe, 45, of Chapmanville, was taken into custody by WVSP Senior Trooper J.D. Matheny on charges of DUI 2nd offense, two counts of child neglect resulting in risk of injury, driving on a revoked license for reasons of DUI and speeding.


According to the complaint, the trooper was on road patrol on U.S. 119 which has a 65 mph speed limit, when he observed a Ford Explorer traveling in the southbound lane at a high rate of speed. The officer visually estimated the speed of the vehicle to be approximately 80 mph. The trooper than initiated his Radar Unit and clocked the Explorer at 81 mph.


A traffic stop was initiated and upon making contact with the driver, Matheny discovered the defendant had glassy, red eyes and was speaking in a slurred manner, unable to pronounce words clearly and was experiencing a lack of coordination. A three-part field sobriety test was administered, which Donahoe was unable to pass. The defendant advised the trooper that she was unable to successfully complete the sobriety testing due to a prior injury.


Traveling with the defendant were two minor children, ages 8 and 2, who were in the rear seat. The officer conducted a DMV inquiry on the defendant and was advised that the intoxicated female’s license has been revoked for an active DUI, with a conviction date of 8-28-13. Donahoe was transported to the Williamson Memorial Hospital for a drug screen in which she tested positive for Barbiturates at a level of 573 ml, with a maximum therapeutic level being 200 ml.


The defendant was arraigned before Mingo Magistrate Dallas Toler and was released to the custody of the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden on a $7,100 bond.

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