Man with with revoked license arrested for driving ‘recklessly’ on Alamo Drive

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County man was arrested after allegedly speeding and driving recklessly on Alamo Drive.

Charles R. Tenney, 30, of French Creek, was arrested for driving while 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 Deputy Dakota Linger with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday, April 18 at 3:12 p.m., Linger was advised by Upshur County E911 Communication Center via radio about an impaired driver, driving at a high rate of speed and being reckless on Alamo Drive in French Creek.

The person was reportedly driving a dark green Subaru Outback 2003 and the registration came back as improper. According to the report, prior to the officer’s arrival, Tenney went down the Gould Road, towards the bridge. Linger, Deputy Cade Garrett and Chief Deputy Mike Coffman responded to the call. The officers searched Gould Road and could not locate Tenney.

However, one of the neighbors told Coffman Tenney went down Grand Camp Road. According to the file, Coffman found Tenney behind the wheel of the vehicle at 1671 Grand Camp Road. When questioned, Tenney admitted to driving the vehicle at 4:11 p.m. Tenney had two previous convictions of driving revoked for DUI – in Upshur County Oct. 31, 2018 and in Lewis County Dec. 4, 2018, according to the file.

Magistrate Alan Suder set bail at $5,000 surety, and as of Tuesday, Tenney was no longer listed on the West Virginia Regional Jail site.

The penalty for driving while 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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