HANCOCK COUNTY, W.Va. — NEWS9 has learned that a Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy has been charged with DUI and it happened while he was in a Drug Task Force vehicle.
Investigators with the West Virginia State Police confirmed the report on Tuesday afternoon.
Lieutenant Michael Baylous says Deputy Brandon Woofter was pulled over in the task force vehicle around 3 o’clock in the morning on Dec. 30 along W.Va. 2.
According to Baylous, Woofter was arrested and then was released on bond.
NEWS9 reached out to Sheriff Ralph Fletcher who says the deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of investigations and legal proceedings.