Elkins man charged with third offense DUI

ELKINS – An Elkins man is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $35,000 cash only bond for allegedly driving on a license revoked for DUI for the third time.

Gary Eugene Kidd, 46, of Elkins, was arrested Thursday on one felony count of third offense driving revoked for DUI.

According to the criminal complaint, Deputy R.H. Pitcher of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department responded to the K-Mart parking lot on a report of a suspicious vehicle. A Randolph County dispatcher described the vehicle in the parking lot as a “tan in color caravan with a West Virginia tag.”

Pitcher saw the vehicle in the parking lot and observed the driver of the vehicle to be Kidd, who he recognized from prior encounters, according to the complaint.

Pitcher requested dispatch to run a license check on Kidd, which came back showing his license was revoked for DUI. The vehicle was observed leaving the parking lot and turning onto U.S. Route 219/250 and “a lawful traffic stop was conducted on the listed vehicle, with Kidd as the driver, at the Beverly Family History Library,” according to the complaint.

At that time Kidd was placed under arrest for third offense driving revoked for DUI, stemming from two previous convictions for driving revoked for DUI in July of 2011 and Feb. of 2013, the complaint stated.

During a search of the vehicle Pitcher located “in plain view a white pill marked M366 was located on the front driver seat,” and the “pill was identified as Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone 325 mg/7.5 mg, a CSA schedule 3 drug which was not prescribed to Kidd,” according to the complaint.