MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - After engaging in a high-speed vehicle pursuit with police on Wednesday night in northern Berkeley County, a 39-year-old man allegedly fled from the vehicle and crawled under a mobile home in a second effort to apparently avoid arrest, Magistrate Court records show.
His wife allegedly attempted to halt her husband's arrest as well, according to a complaint filed with the court Thursday by West Virginia State Police Trooper D.S. See.
Curtis Leon Bright, of 301 Shale Pit Drive, in Sportsmans Paradise, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving a vehicle with a license suspended for a second time, fleeing on foot, obstructing law enforcement, speeding, reckless driving, no insurance, passing in a no-passing zone and improper motor vehicle insurance, records show.
Bright's wife, Denise Melissa Stevens, 31, was charged with obstructing law enforcement, records show.
See said he was patrolling U.S. 11 near the intersection of Joshua Drive about 9 p.m. when he saw a dark blue 1988 Ford F-250 truck heading north, and his radar unit determined the vehicle was traveling 63 mph in a 45-mph zone.