Man charged with felony DUI
A Philippi man was arrested Wednesday and charged with driving under the influence third offense, according to a complaint in Barbour County Magistrate Court.
Travis W. Poling, 31, of Route 2, Box 65C, also was charged with four other misdemeanors, including driving with a revoked license, improper or expired registration, having no proof of insurance and having no inspection sticker.
He is being held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of a $10,000 surety bond for the felony charge. His bond for driving on a suspended license is an additional $5,000. For the charge of having no proof of insurance, Poling’s bond was set at $500. His bond is an additional $250 for each of the remaining misdemeanor charges.
Cpl. M. Denison of the Philippi Police Department observed a blue Chevrolet Cavalier traveling west on West Virginia Route 76 with an expired motor vehicle inspection sticker, the complaint stated. When Denison conducted a traffic stop, he noticed an odor of alcohol.
Poling reportedly failed a sobriety test, but passed the one-leg stand test and the walk-and-turn test, according to the complaint. The vehicle registration had expired in June 2012, and the inspection sticker expired in May 2012, according to the criminal complaint.