W.V. officer hit by drunk driver


The State Journal

KANAWA COUNTY, W.V. — On Thursday about 11:30 p.m., Kanawha County Deputy J.M. Vernon was working a DUI patrol in the west end of the county. Deputy Vernon was traveling west on Route 60 near B Street in St. Albans. The other vehicle involved was traveling east on Route 60.

As both vehicles approached the B Street intersection, the other vehicle made a left turn into the path of Deputy Vernon's patrol car. The vehicles collided with a significant impact and came to rest in the roadway.

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