PARKERSBURG - A Parkersburg man was cited for multiple violations after allegedly crashing his car into a house.
Stephen Matthew Pate, 29, of 907 31st St., Parkersburg, was cited Thursday morning by Parkersburg police for first offense driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and no operator's license.
Parkersburg police officers responded shortly after midnight to a vehicle accident in the 3100 block of Avery Street.
Stephen Matthew Pate
According to the police report, a 2005 Suzuki sedan lost control and crashed into the residence at 3107 Avery St. causing minor damage, with the driver apparently leaving the scene of the accident.
After speaking to a witness of the crash at the residence and eventually the owner of the car, officers were able to track down Pate, the alleged driver, at 907 31st St. Officers allege Pate had glassy bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, was unsteady on his feet and smelled strongly of alcohol.
Pate began complaining of chest pain and appeared to have minor injuries to his face, officials said. He was taken by officers to Camden Clark Medical Center for treatment.
Because of his medical condition, Pate was issued citations by Officer J.D. Pinkerton for first offense DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and no operator's license.
Pate is required to appear in Wood County Magistrate Court within five days on the charges or warrants will be issued for his arrest.