On Wednesday afternoon at around 2:00 p.m., on November 15, 2017, a two-car accident was reported on Route 2/Emerson Avenue, near Valley Mills Road. The accident has been reported as a head-on collision, when one vehicle, being driven by James S. Walraven, age 41, crossed the center/median and drove into oncoming traffic.
Sadly, the accident resulted in a reported fatality to Mr. Walraven, who authorities state may have suffered a medical emergency that precipitated the accident. The other vehicle involved in the collision was driven by Robert Christie, age 63, from Parkersburg, WV, who survived the crash and was reported as being alert and responsive at the scene of the accident. He was taken for medical treatment.
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On October 27, Troy Clemens, the West Virginia University Mountaineer Mascot, was arrested for driving under the influence. Clemens was speeding on Stewartstown Road when a deputy pulled him over. The deputy smelled alcohol on Clemens’ breath and had him perform multiple sobriety tests, which Clemens failed. Clemens was charged with a misdemeanor driving under the influence.
Adams Legal Group, PLLC is a general practice law firm in Morgantown, WV and one of our practice areas is criminal defense. The attorneys at Adams Legal Group, PLLC have experience providing criminal defense services in Morgantown, Monongalia County, WV, as well as surrounding areas, for criminal misdemeanor and felony cases, including DUI/DWI, and all sorts of criminal charges involving alcohol and drugs. We also have helped out many West Virginia University students, facing student conduct board hearings at WVU, in conjunction with criminal charges brought against them.
Visit Adams Legal Group, PLLC’s website at Adams Legal Group, PLLC Criminal Law Services to review our criminal law services that we offer. Also, please feel free to call (304)381-2166 for a free consultation.
West Virginia State Police are investigating a bizarre Morgantown motor vehicle accident that caused the death of Nathan Allen Shrout, 38 of Reedsville. Shrout apparently climbed out of the moving vehicle, a 2000 Ford SUV driven by Justin M. McCloud also of Reedsville. Charges against McCloud who was driving the vehicle on W.Va. Route 7 in Monongalia County Wednesday night are pending.
The preliminary investigation has found that the McCloud SUV was not found at the scene of the accident. It was discovered on Kingwood Pike and was driven by a third person, a Matthew Paul Shaffer.
One can speculate that there are many potential story lines that could emerge from this situation. One thing we do know for sure is that the accident sounds suspicious and there are many questions that need to be answered.
* Why did the driver flee the scene of the accident?
* Does this incident qualify as leaving the scene of an accident?
* Why didn’t the driver, McCloud, immediately stop and call 911 to get assistance?
* What was the actual cause of Shrout’s death?
* Was Shrout killed beforehand and his body merely dumped?
We will keep you posted here as more information becomes forthcoming. Although the facts of this case are not entirely clear at this point in time, Adams Legal Group, PLLC in Morgantown WV provides experienced, competent legal services for all of your car accident, personal injury, wrongful death and even criminal defense needs. Please visit our website for more information.
For the time being and until a new law officially takes effect on May 25, 2015, doctors and pharmacists may be held liable for damages stemming from illegal activity committed by those patients who abuse prescription drugs and claim that the doctors and pharmacists were negligent in prescribing the drug to which they became addicted in the first place. Continue reading
24-year old Jacob McClain was killed in a logging accident in Lewis County, West Virginia, when a large tree the company was cutting fell in an unexpected direction and landed on top of him. Continue reading
56-year old Jeffrey Goldhammer was killed in an automobile accident Sunday, May 10 around 2 p.m. at the 160 mile marker of Interstate 79 when a vehicle, a 2006 Honda driven by 20-year old Jenna Boyd lost control, crossed over into the other lane and struck his vehicle, a 2016 Ford Fusion traveling north. Goldhammer died at Ruby Memorial Hospital of his injuries. Continue reading
As we begin a New Year, most Americans make a resolution to improve ourselves in areas such as health, finances, employment, or education. However, if you have a prior criminal record in West Virginia, that history may be holding you back in improving your employment and educational opportunities. The good news is that some criminal records in West Virginia can be permanently expunged. Continue reading
Courts throughout the State of West Virginia issue Domestic Violence Protective Orders daily, in both magistrate courts and family courts, which often affect a person’s right to own or possess a firearm. A Court issues a Domestic Violence Protective Order — known for short as “DVPO” — when it has good cause to believe that domestic violence or abuse has happened or is likely to happen between family/household members or between intimate partners. If a Court orders a DVPO, then the individual who is the Respondent is prohibited from contact with the individual or individuals named as the Petitioner in the DVPO. Continue reading
A recent article in The Charleston Gazette noted that for many years in West Virginia, there were more arrests related to marijuana than for all other drugs combined. In 2012 alone, there were approximately 3,700 arrests for possession of marijuana in West Virginia. Why so many arrests in West Virginia for possession of marijuana? Continue reading
West Virginia University beat the 4th ranked Baylor Bears last night, at Mylan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV, which was a tremendous win for WVU football. Unfortunately, the huge win was overshadowed by the conduct of the WVU students who took to rioting in the streets of Morgantown in celebration of the victory. Police were forced to use tear gas and pepper spray to handle the situation. Numerous WVU students were involved in setting fires, overturning dumpsters, pushing over street lights, and pulling down stop signs. People were throwing rocks and beer bottles at police officers. Continue reading