PARKERSBURG - Four people were arrested by Parkersburg police over the weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol, officials said.
Arrests for DUI total around 190 for the year, said police Sgt. Greg Collins. The number will be the highest for the department in the last five years, he said.
In the last decade, DUI arrests were at their peak in 2003 and 2004 with totals for each year at 369, Collins said.
Steven Lloyd Shaver, 37, 60 Canterbury Drive, Parkersburg, was arrested on Dec. 29 around 3:40 a.m. and charged with failure to maintain control of a 2002 Dodge Caravan, first-offense DUI and expired operator's license. Shaver struck another vehicle in the 1000 block of Lynn Street. He was taken to Camden Clark Medical Center for medical clearance due to the crash and later placed in the Wood County Holding Center. Shaver was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court and released on a $1,600 bond.
Joshua Allen Cale, 22, 6417 Pike St., Parkersburg, was arrested on Dec. 29 around 5 a.m. and charged with first-offense aggravated DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, no insurance and improper registration. Officers responded to the 1200 block of Lynn Street on a possible drunken driver who had struck a home and parked vehicle. Cale allegedly struck the home and vehicle with a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer, left the scene and fled on foot. Witnesses identified him as the driver and he was taken into custody. He was taken to CCMC for medical treatment and issued the citations. He has five days to appear in Wood County Magistrate Court on the charges or a warrant will be issued for his arrest, police said.
David Joseph Garvin, 20, 4812 Rosemar Road, Parkersburg, was arrested on Dec. 29 around noon and charged with first-offense aggravated DUI and underage consumption. Officers stopped a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire for speeding on Rosemar Road. He was transported to the Wood County Holding Center and arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court where he was released on a $1,500 bond.
Michael Lewis Wilson, 50, 4008 11th Ave., Parkersburg, was arrested on Dec. 30 around 1 a.m. after being stopped in a 2003 Dodge Ram on Jeanette Street for speeding. Wilson was charged with speeding, expired motor vehicle inspection and expired registration. A computer check revealed Wilson had a previous DUI conviction in Wood County on Nov. 10 and was driving on a revoked West Virginia operator's license. He was taken to the Wood County Holding Center and arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court. He was released on a $2,500 bond.
The number of DUI arrests exceeded 300 from 2002 to 2005, officials said. The lowest recorded number was 95 in 2010, added Collins.