Deputy uses pepper spray to subdue man
MAUGANSVILLE - A Washington County Sheriff's deputy who was run off the road and assaulted by a driver used pepper spray to subdue the man Saturday evening, deputies said.
Gary Lynn Mong, 48, of 306 Agee Lane, Falling Waters, W.Va., was charged with driving while intoxicated, assault, resisting arrest, hindering/obstructing police, unsafe lane change and failure to wear a seat belt.
He was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $35,000 bond.
Deputy 1st Class Johnny Marshall said he was driving a patrol car on Interstate 81 south when a red Ford truck entering the interstate from Maugans Avenue failed to yield to his car at 9 p.m.
The truck abruptly drove to the left across the fast lane and into the deputy's path. This forced Marshall to drive onto the grassy median to avoid a collision, he said.