Buckhannon man arrested Sunday for third-offense driving revoked for DUI

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County man was arrested Sunday after a traffic stop revealed his driver’s license was revoked for DUI.

Patrick Gower, 37, of Buckhannon was arrested for driving while license revoked for DUI, third offense, a felony.

According to criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by Deputy Seth Cutright with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday, Dec. 20, Deputy Nestor and Cutright initiated a traffic stop on a black Pontiac G6 for defective equipment on Sauls Run Road.

After identifying the driver as Gower, Cutright checked the status of his driver’s license through the E911 Upshur County Communication Center, which informed the deputies that Gower’s license was revoked for DUI.

After checking his criminal history, Cutright found two prior convictions of driving while revoked for DUI with dates of July 31, 2018 and Feb. 11, 2014, according to the file.

Bail was set at $15,000.

The potential penalty for a conviction of driving while license revoked for DUI third offense is confinement in the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than three years and a fine of not less than $3,000 but not more than $5,000.

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