Man faces felony charge for driving with a revoked license due to DUI

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man was arrested Sunday for allegedly driving with a revoked license.

James Williams, 48, of Buckhannon was arrested for driving revoked for DUI, third offense, a felony.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office, deputy Dakota Linger with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office noticed a white Chevy truck with a fraudulent inspection sticker on Vicksburg Road on Sunday and initiated a traffic stop at the Buckhannon Union Church.

Williams, the driver, allegedly told Linger his license was revoked for DUI, and when Linger checked with the Upshur County Comm Center, they confirmed the license was revoked and that Williams had two prior charges on May 10, 2005, and Nov. 6, 2007.

In addition to the felony charge, Linger also issued Williams tickets for no insurance, fraudulent MVI and improper registration, according to the file.

Bail was set at $10,000 cash or surety by Upshur County Magistrate Mark Davis.

If convicted, the penalty for driving revoked for DUI third offense is confinement in a state correctional facility for one to three years and a fine of not less than $3,000 nor more than $5,000.

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