Hearing held for Jefferson County Schools transportation coordinator charged with DUI

April 08, 2008|By DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The Jefferson County Schools transportation coordinator who was charged Feb. 12 with driving under the influence told a magistrate Monday that the last alcoholic drink he had was in February.

Robert Michael Boylan Jr., of Martinsburg, was asked by Jefferson County Magistrate Gail Boober when he last had alcohol.

Harley O. Wagner, Boylan's attorney, said after the hearing that his defendant's last drink was on the night he was charged.

After the hearing, Wagner said he has had some plea negotiations with the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office regarding the case.

Wagner said he and the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office probably will be in court again in 30 to 40 days for another status hearing to possibly talk about an agreement.


Boylan was charged after Cpl. George Manning of the Charles Town Police Department said he noticed a white Chrysler traveling east in the 600 block of East Washington Street at about 5:18 p.m. with an expired registration plate, according to a criminal complaint.

The Chrysler pulled over in a parking lot at a 7-Eleven, the complaint said.

Manning said he noticed a strong odor of alcohol after asking the driver for his driver's license, registration card and insurance certificate. Boylan failed three sobriety tests, the complaint said.

During Monday's hearing, Boober and attorneys in the case worked out details on providing Wagner with two police videos of the incident.

One of the videos shows Boylan performing the sobriety tests, Wagner said.

Manning told Wagner he could have the videos available to Wagner within a week.

Wagner said Boylan is not making any comment on the case.

Boylan, who oversees the local school system's fleet of buses, was temporarily suspended with pay after the DUI charge but has returned to his job, Wagner said.

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