Deputy arrests wrong-way driver on 33


BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman was arrested after driving the wrong way on Route 33 Thursday night.

Brenda Frame, 50, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription, a misdemeanor, and cited for reckless driving and no insurance.

Sgt. Marshall Powers with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Toyota Camry for driving eastbound in the westbound lane of Route 33, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office. Frame had met at least one vehicle head-on while traveling east in the westbound lane of Route 33 and had passed different locations where she could have crossed over to the eastbound lane, according to the criminal complaint.

When Powers approached Frame with his lights on, Frame attempted to make a u-turn and ended up driving off the shoulder of the road down over the embankment, according to the criminal complaint.

After gaining permission to search the vehicle, Powers found a marijuana bowl, straw with white residue and a 10 mg Diazopan pill. Magistrate Kay Hurst set bond at $7,500 cash or surety and $2,500 personal recognizance.

Brenda Frame, 50, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription, a misdemeanor, and cited for reckless driving and no insurance.

Sgt. Marshall Powers with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Toyota Camry for driving eastbound in the westbound lane of Route 33, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office. Frame had met at least one vehicle head-on while traveling east in the westbound lane of Route 33 and had passed different locations where she could have crossed over to the eastbound lane, according to the criminal complaint.

When Powers approached Frame with his lights on, Frame attempted to make a u-turn and ended up driving off the shoulder of the road down over the embankment, according to the criminal complaint.

After gaining permission to search the vehicle, Powers found a marijuana bowl, straw with white residue and a 10 mg Diazopan pill. Magistrate Kay Hurst set bond at $7,500 cash or surety and $2,500 personal recognizance.

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