FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Anthony Ciliberti, Jr., Prosecuting Attorney, announces that on December 18, 2020, Omar Lewis, age 33, of Mount Hope, was sentenced to three to ten years in prison for felony fleeing from an officer in a vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol and to one year in jail for obstructing a police officer, a misdemeanor.
On November 4, 2019, Officer B. Dodrill attempted to stop Lewis for speeding when he fled to Mount Hope. After exiting the vehicle, Lewis fled on foot. After he was apprehended, the officer determined that Lewis’s blood-alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit.
The Mount Hope Police Department investigated this crime. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Sarah F. Smith prosecuted the case.