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Lewis County man who didn’t use turn signal arrested for third-offense driving revoked for DUI

BUCKHANNON – A Lewis County man was arrested for third-offense driving revoked for DUI after he was pulled over for allegedly not signaling a turn.

Shannon Michael Pritt, 39, of Walkersville, was arrested for license revoked for DUI third offense, a felony.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by investigating officer Chief Deputy Michael Coffman with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, on Sunday, April 18 at about 8:30 p.m., Coffman saw a 2004 silver Chevy Malibu traveling on Route 4.

The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Pritt, allegedly saw Coffman, who was sitting stationary in his vehicle and made an abrupt right turn onto Straight Fork Road without signaling. Coffman initiated a traffic stop identified the driver as Pritt. Pritt told police his driver’s license was revoked for DUI, and Coffman checked with the Upshur County Communication Center, which verified his license was reportedly revoked for DUI Aug. 27, 2010, according to the file.

Pritt had two prior convictions for driving while license revoked for DUI, both with conviction dates of Aug. 18, 2014, in addition to two other convictions dated May 22, 2014, according to the police report.

Magistrate Mark Davis set bail at $3,000, and Pritt was no longer listed on the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority site as of Wednesday.

The penalty for a conviction of license revoked for DUI third offense is confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than one year nor more than three years and a fine of not less than $3,000 nor more than $5,000.

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