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Former jail official charged with third DUI

By Staff reports

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A former West Virginia Regional Jail Authority official who lost his job for driving under the influence of alcohol was arrested again Tuesday.

John Louis King II, 55, of 4522 Brown St. in South Charleston was pulled over by South Charleston police for driving without headlights, swerving back and forth on MacCorkle Avenue and failure to wear a seatbelt, according to criminal complaint on file in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. After pulling King over, officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol and conducted sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed.

King, longtime operations director for the state Regional Jail Authority, resigned last year after being charged with driving under the influence. He was again arrested for DUI in February.

King was charged again Tuesday with DUI, driving without headlights, driving without a seatbelt, driving on a suspended license and no proof of insurance. He was released from jail on a personal recognizance bond.


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