Hit-and-run driver charged with drunken driving

By George Chappell | Dec 31, 2012

Rockland — A West Virginia man has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash while under the influence of alcohol.

Rockland police have charged William R. Webb, 53, of Buckhannon, West Va., with operating under the influence of alcohol, operating without a license and failing to notify the owner of an unattended vehicle in an accident.

The crash occurred Dec. 27 at about 2:10 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot at 265 Camden St., according to the police report.

A black Ford truck bearing a Pennsylvania registration struck the complainant's parked car and fled the scene.

The suspect drove the truck and parked it at the Goodwill store nearby at 202 Camden St. Sgt. Don Finnegan of the Rockland police said he made contact with the driver when he left the store at 3:47 p.m.

Police identified the driver as Webb. He was ultimately arrested for OUI and charged with operating without a license. His West Virginia license was suspended for drunken driving.

Webb is wanted in two states, but those states will not extradite, police said.

Webb was taken to Knox County Jail to await arraignment.



Comments (1)
Posted by: Glenn T Berry | Jan 01, 2013 12:00

They will throw the book at him. He will probably get 2 days probation.

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