Holiday brings several DUI arrests

PARKERSBURG — Area law enforcement responded to several wrecks New Year’s Eve and Day, resulting in several arrests for driving under the influence.

Sgt. Brett Pickens of the Wood County Sheriff’s Department and Wood County Crash Team said a deputy responded at 11:09 p.m. Sunday to a possible domestic incident inside a Chevy Trailblazer traveling eastbound on U.S. 50 near Dry Run Road. Deputies said during the course of the argument, Tyler S. Garner, 21, of 1208 Broadway Ave., Parkersburg, had attempted to exist the vehicle either while it was moving or before it came to a complete stop.

“They did determine the guy had fallen or jumped out of the vehicle. They were unsure of what speed it was going,” Pickens said. “It looked like it had pulled over and he had gotten out of the vehicle and injured himself.”

Pickens said Garner was arrested for public intoxication and obstructing an officer.

At 1:11 a.m. Monday, a deputy saw two people walking near West Virginia 2 who did not appear to be dressed for winter weather, Pickens said. One of the two also appeared to be injured.

The deputy determined William Avery Fuller, 44, of Birch Leaf, Va., had rolled his pickup truck over a guardrail on W.Va. 2/Emerson Avenue about a half mile above the interstate.

Fuller had a blood alcohol content of 0.099, and was arrested for DUI with Injury. Details on the passenger’s injuries was not immediately available.

Shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, a deputy found a 2005 Jaguar in a ditch near Core Road and East Seventh Street.

“The driver was still trying to get the car out of the ditch,” Pickens said.

Jeffery E. Casto, age not available, of 905 Mission Drive, Parkersburg, was arrested for DUI. According to the police report, he had a blood alcohol content of 0.156.

Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin said officers had one DUI arrest early Monday morning. Details were not immediately available.