MOUNT HOPE, WV (LOOTPRESS)— The Mayor of War was arrested on DUI charges on May 8th around 9:05 pm in Fayette County.
This happens a day away from the City of War town election, which will be on May 11th. Robert Beavers was running for reelection of Mayor.
Mayor Robert Beavers, 67, was stopped for failure to move over for an emergency vehicle. This stop happened around the Mount Hope area in Fayette County. According to documents, when asked why Beavers did not stop, his reply was because he was talking on his cell phone.
Officers could also smell the odor of marijuana coming from the car. Beavers had told the police he did not use the drug.
Officers also noticed a pill bottle. Beavers stated to the officers that it was his prescribed Hydrocodone and that he took them about two hours before he was pulled over. Beavers then pulled out a baggie filled with a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana and told the officers he had used it earlier in the day.
A sobriety test was performed on Beavers, to which he failed and was placed under arrest for a DUI. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, prohibited use of an electronic communications device, driving without handheld features, and approaching authorized emergency vehicles.
Beavers was arrested and transported to Southern Regional Jail, where he will wait for arraignment.
The City Hall of War decided not to comment on this matter.