This morning around 2:30 a.m. while working a DUI enforcement grant, Officer J.M. Cumpston attempted to pull a vehicle over for not having any taillights.
Officer Cumpston activated his emergency lights and siren attempting to stop the car on 19th Avenue near Belmont road in south Parkersburg. The driver allegedly refused to stop, running through a stop sign on Division Street Extension and proceeding at a high rate of speed through the city, with several marked police cruisers following. After an approximate 16 minute pursuit, the 1999 Plymouth Voyager went through a field on Big Tygart Creek where it became stuck in a ditch.
Officers approached the vehicle finding Greg Alan Duley as the driver taking him into custody. Duley allegedly had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. Several empty beer cans and an empty bottle of whiskey were observed in the vehicle.
Duley was allegedly unable to properly perform three (3) standard field sobriety tests, nearly falling down during one of the test. Duley reportedly advised officers he was drunk multiple times.
Duley was transported to the Parkersburg Police Department for processing on a felony charge of fleeing while DUI. He was arraigned early this morning in Wood County Magistrate Court and released on a $5,000.00 bond.
If convicted, Duley could face three (3) to 10 years in prison.
Parkersburg police officers have made 111 DUI arrests so far this year. In 2012, there were 81 DUI arrests between January 1st and June 7th.
Greg Alan Duley
Listed Address: 1406 Ridgeway Avenue, Parkersburg
*Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.