Philippi man arrested on felony DUI charge

PHILIPPI – A Philippi man was arrested Sunday on the charge of driving under the influence, third offense.

Gary Michael Marsh, 36, was arrested after an officer with the Philippi Police Department stopped Marsh because the registration tag on his 2007 Chevy Silverado was covered with snow, according to the criminal complaint on file in Barbour County Magistrate Court.

After Patrolman R.G. Matheny II pulled the driver over, he allegedly saw that Marsh’s eyes were bloodshot, according to the complaint. Then when Marsh exited the vehicle, Matheny could allegedly smell alcohol on Marsh’s breath.

At the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, Marsh allegedly failed four sobriety tests.

According to the complaint, Marsh has two previous DUI convictions, one on March 17, 2005, and another on Dec. 4, 2008. On Dec. 8, 2008, his driver’s license was revoked indefinitely, according to the complaint.

Bond has been set at $5,000, according to the Barbour County Magistrate’s office. No preliminary hearing has been set.