Beverly woman charged with DUI

ELKINS – A Beverly woman involved in an accident Thursday has been arrested for driving under the influence, State Police officials said Friday morning.

According to the criminal complaint, Shirley Ann Corley, 52, was arrested for first offense DUI, a misdemeanor, after State Police officials assisted Randolph County Sheriff’s officials with an accident on U.S. 33 atop Shaver’s Mountain near Bowden. The accident, a hit-and-run according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, involved a blue GMC Envoy driven by Corley.

She continued driving after the initial impact down the mountain into Bowden, said Sgt. B.T. Pawelczyk of the Randolph County Sheriff’s


Pawelczyk indicated Corley then turned her vehicle north onto old U.S. 33, where the car soon lost control and came to a stop in a ditch. Meanwhile, the driver of the other vehicle called 911 and headed toward Elkins to meet with law enforcement officials. The second driver’s name wasn’t available as of presstime. One passenger was transported for medical treatment by Randolph County EMS to Davis Memorial Hospital.

It was suspected that Corley was under the influence, when officers “could detect the odor of alcohol emitting from her breath and observed she was unsteady on her feet,” according to the complaint.

Corley underwent and failed three sobriety tests. She also failed a breathalizer test and a blood test. Corley advised officers in her statement that “she had consumed alcohol prior the crash and had not consumed any alcohol after the crash and prior to the arrival of law enforcement.

Corley was arraigned by Magistrate George Riggleman and is out on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond.

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