Warner detained for DUI 2nd

BUCKHANNON — A Rock Cave woman remains incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail following her Monday night arrest.  Charmin Suzanne Warner, age 42, was charged with DUI second offense after a traffic stop on Salem Ridge Road. 

Cpl. Timothy Menendez said he was dispatched on a call for service regarding Warner driving a Dodge Charger on the Gougerville Road area, just a couple hours after having dealt with her on a domestic type call at her residence.  According to the criminal complaint, Warner was highly intoxicated at that time and continued drinking beer the entire duration he was with her previously. 

The report stated that the officer activated his emergency blue lights and pulled in behind Warner’s car, which was already stopped in the roadway.  Shortly after that, Deputy Tyler Gordon and Deputy Joseph Barcus arrived on scene equipped with body cameras.  According to the complaint, Gordon administered three field sobriety tests and Warner failed all of them. 

Next, Cpl. Menendez gave Wagner a PBT test, which she also failed.  The defendant was then placed under arrest and transported to the Upshur County holding cell, where she was given a second test commonly referred to as the “intoxilyzer”. Warner’s BAC was reportedly .148 at that time. 

Warner has a previous DUI conviction in Upshur County on June 2, 2009, according to court documents.  She is currently being held at TVRJ in lieu of $5,000 cash or surety bail.


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