DUI Cases Dominiate Magistrate Court Docket

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Jeffrey D. Fisher, 36, of Route 19, Jane Lew was charged with felony third offense DUI, on Oct. 18. The complaint against Fisher indicated he was driving with a blood alcohol content level of . 153, almost double the legal limit.
On Oct. 26, under a plea agreement with the state, Fisher pleaded no contest to two lesser misdemeanor charges of first offense DUI and reckless driving and the felony charge was dismissed upon motion by the state before Magistrate Michael R. Gissy.
On the reckless driving charge, Fisher was assessed a $25 fine, court costs of $185.25 and received a 90 day suspended jail sentence replaced with six months of probation. On the DUI charge, he was assessed a fine of $100, court costs of $235.25 and was given credit for one day spent in jail.
Lester M. Wimer, 46, of Abrams Run Road, Walkersville, was charged with second offense DUI by Deputy E.W. Clark, LCSD, on May 21.  His actual blood content level was not listed in the complaint as he was given a blood test with the results not found in the case file.
On Oct. 20, under a plea agreement with the state, Wimer pleaded guilty before Magistrate Roger D. Clem, Jr.  He was assessed a fine of $100, court costs of $235.25 and received a 90 day suspended jail sentence replaced with one year of probation.
Patrick S. Phares, 42, of Big Run Road, Walkersville, was charged with second offense DUI by Cpl. E.J. Riddle, WPD, on June 24. According to Riddle’s complaint, Phares had a  a blood alcohol content level of .237, almost three times the legal limit.
On Oct. 26, Phares pleaded no contest before Magistrate Gissy. He was assessed a fine of $200, court costs of $255.25 and received a two day jail sentence.
Shawnquel L. Holmes, 26, of Linden Avenue, Clarksburg, was charged with possession of a controlled substance/Oxycodone by Prosecuting Attorney Christina Flanigan on Oct. 24.
On Oct. 25, under a plea agreement with the state in Circuit Court, Holmes pleaded no contest before Magistrate Gissy. He was assessed court costs of $160.25, was ordered to pay $400 in restitution to the Lewis County Law Enforcement Investigation Fund and received a six month suspended jail sentence replaced with one year of probation.
Holmes originally faced a felony drug charge filed in 2014.
Patrick C. Mollohan, 21,  of Minnich Street, Weston, was charged with fleeing from the police in a vehicle by Sr. Tpr. Z.T Cooper, WVSP, on Sept. 9.
On Oct. 24, under a plea agreement with the state, Mollohan pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of obstructing before Magistrate Clem.  
He was assessed a fine of $50, court costs of $160.25 and received a 30 day suspended jail sentence replaced with six months of probation.
Russell V. Lowther, 30, of  Kincaid Road, Walkersville, waws cahrged with third offense driving while license was suspended or revoked non-DUI by Deputy Z.M. Lopez, LCSD on Aug. 14.
On Oct. 24, under a plea agreement with the state, Lowther pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second offense driving revoked before Magistrate Clem. He was assessed a fine of $100 and court costs of $160.25.
Tammy S. Taylor, 39, of Spring Street, Weston, was charged with striking an unattended vehicle by Cpl. M.S. Clark, WVSP, on June 24.
On Oct. 26, Taylor was found guilty at bench trial by Magistrate Gissy. She was assessed a fine of $100 and court costs of $160.25.
David P. Riffle II, 32, of South River Avenue, Weston, was charged with second offense shoplifting at Walmart by Tpr. F.J. Turansky, WVSP, on May 15.
On Oct. 20, the charge was dismissed upon motion by the state before Magistrate Gissy with the notation that Riffle “completed diversion plan and repaid the victim.”

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