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    Randolph County man charged after pursuit, reached up to 100 mph

    By Alexandra Weaver,

    21 days ago

    ELKINS, W.Va. (WBOY) — A Randolph County man has been charged with fleeing with reckless indifference after deputies said he led them on a chase when they attempted to stop him for having an expired registration sticker.

    A deputy with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was on road patrol in Mill Creek on Sunday, May 26 at around 11 a.m. when the stop was attempted on a pickup truck with an expired sticker that was traveling southbound on U.S. Route 219.

    The driver, according to the complaint, refused to stop for the police car despite its lights and sirens being on, ran multiple stop signs, reached speeds of up to 100 mph and ended up crossing the double yellow line on Route 219.

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    Derrick Arbogast

    The pursuit ended after the driver got onto Riffle’s Creek Road “due to the reckless manner the driver was operating the vehicle on the narrow roadway.”

    After a records check on the vehicle’s registration, deputies determined the vehicle had recently been sold to Derrick Arbogast, 36, of Huttonsville.

    Arbogast was charged with fleeing with reckless indifference and is being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on $50,000 cash-only bail.


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