MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man who was shot by state police Friday night was charged with drunken driving and malicious wounding after police said he hit a state trooper with his truck while trying to avoid a sobriety checkpoint.
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Andrew Jackson Way, 44, of Martinsburg, was charged with three counts of attempted malicious assault, third-offense driving while under the influence, fleeing while driving under the influence and possession of a stolen vehicle, police said.
Way, who was shot in the shoulder and the abdomen, was listed in serious condition Sunday at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Va., according to a hospital spokeswoman.
The shooting appears to have been justified, Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely said.
Games-Neely said state police are conducting an internal investigation of the shooting, which she said is standard procedure for any police-involved shooting incident.