West Virginia: lawmaker who makes laws regarding drunk driving awarded yet another DWI; vows to serve out term

From The Intelligencer
WHEELING – Delegate Ryan Ferns’ April DUI arrest was not his first brush with the law, as court documents indicate he was arrested for the same offense in 2003.
Ferns, 29, a Democrat from Ohio County representing West Virginia’s 3rd Delegate District, was 20 years old when he was arrested and charged with DUI and underage consumption after striking a car parked in a lot at Bethany College in October 2003. A report from the Brooke County sheriff’s department states Ferns admitted to drinking before getting behind the wheel. He failed field sobriety tests at the scene and registered a blood alcohol content level of 0.184, more than twice the legal limit for driving of 0.08.
Ferns ultimately pleaded guilty to underage consumption in Brooke County Magistrate Court and was assessed fines and court costs.
After complying with the terms of a one ….MORE