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Bail revoked, forfeited for man charged with DUI causing death

Stuart A. Woodling tested positive for cocaine, according to records

September 29, 2010|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A Charles Town, W.Va., man charged with driving under the influence causing death in an October 2009 crash was jailed early Wednesday after his bond was revoked and forfeited because he tested positive for cocaine, according to court and jail records.

Stuart A. Woodling, 32, of 3137 Shirley Road, was being held in Eastern Regional Jail near Martinsburg.

Woodling was indicted on one count of DUI causing death and one count of DUI causing injury in an Oct. 13, 2009, crash that led to the death of James W. Shell, 59, in the 2600 block of Middleway Pike (W.Va. 51).

Mark S. Geaghan, a passenger in Shell's vehicle, was injured, police have said.

Two days after the accident, police found in medical records that Woodling's blood-alcohol level was .202, more than twice the legal limit of .08 and that he also tested positive for cocaine, according to court records.

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Woodling again tested positive for cocaine Sept. 14, a week before his scheduled pretrial hearing, according to an order signed last week by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III.

Woodling had been free on bail posted for a $50,000 bond, according to court records.

In the hearing last week, Silver agreed to postpone Woodling's trial until March 1 after attorneys handling the case told Silver that certain records from City Hospital in Martinsburg and from West Virginia State Police officials have not been made available for review.

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