BLUEFIELD, W. Va. – A man suspected of drunk driving faces multiple charges after a police chase in West Virginia ended in an accident that an officer killed and wounding three others.
Mercer County prosecutor George Sitler says WVNS-TV that 27-year-old Morgan Smith Walker was arrested on charges including DUI causing death with reckless disregard.
Walker was held in Southern Regional Jail on $50,000 bond. The jail records do not list the Walker residence, or whether he has a lawyer.
The name of the Bluefield officer, who died early Tuesday was withheld pending notification of family members. Two other officers and a state trooper were treated at a hospital and released.
Details of the accident is not released yet. State police are investigating.