(06/10/2010)
A Macfarlan man accused of hitting a Ritchie County state trooper while he was driving drunk, has pleaded not guilty to DUI causing bodily injury charges.

Jessie Parsons, 63, is accused of hitting Cpl. Andy Pringle while Pringle was involved in a traffic stop near Cisco in April.

Pringle (pictured left) was standing by a vehicle during a routine traffic stop, instructing a new officer regarding proper procedures, when the Parsons vehicle reportedly went out of control, striking Pringle.

Pringle was critically injured, and is still in a Charleston hospital recovering from his injuries. The other officer escaped injury.

Parsons is scheduled to go to trial in September.

RITCHIE TROOPER IN SERIOUS CONDITION AFTER BEING STRUCK BY DRUNKEN DRIVER


Hur Herald ©from Sunny Cal
The information on these pages, to the extent the law allows, remains the exclusive property of Bob Weaver and The Hur Herald. information cannot be not be used in any type of commercial endeavor, or used on a web site without the express permission of the owner. Hur Herald published printed editions 1996-1999, Online ©Hur Herald Publishing, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019