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Elkins man facing DUI third offense felony

ELKINS — An Elkins man is incarcerated in the Tygarts Valley Regional Jail after being charged with DUI third offense, a felony.

Devin Williams McCauley, of 28 Fern Drive, was arrested on Jan. 3 after the Elkins Police Department received a tip on his whereabouts and was able to confirm that he had active felony warrants for driving revoked DUI third offense.

The tip stated that McCauley was at the High Life Lounge in Crystal Springs and the information was handed over to the West Virginia State Police and Trooper R.C. Watson, who upon arriving on the scene observed a dark in color Chevy Trailblazer that McCauley was said to be driving, according to the criminal complaint.

Watson observed the vehicle sitting in the side parking lot with McCauley inside the automobile, the complaint states. The officer was able to identify McCauley from having previous interactions and previously arresting him. When Watson and other police units began to pull into the parking lot, McCauley attempted to leave and partially pulled onto WV Route 92.

Officers blocked McCauley in to keep him from fleeing and he backed his vehicle back into the parking lot and turned it off, according to the complaint. The officers then executed the felony warrants on McCauley,

During a criminal history search, Watson learned he had multiple convictions for driving revoked DUI and one charge of driving revoked DUI third offense, which was pleaded down to a driving revoked DUI second offense that he was found guilty of, police said.

The disposition date for the driving revoked DUI second offense was in 2015, Since then McCauley has been charged multiple times with driving revoked DUI. If convicted, McCauley faces not less that one year or no more than three years in a state correctional facility. In addition to the mandatory sentence, he faces fines of not less than $3,000 or more than $5,000.

McCauley is in jail on a $40,000 cash-only bond.

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