CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A 31-year-old Clarksburg man is facing charges of reckless indifference and fleeing while driving under the influence after he was found traveling the wrong way on U.S. 50.
Jacob Castillo was driving eastbound in a gray Dodge Avenger with Texas registration in the westbound lanes of U.S. in Clarksburg at around 11:20 p.m. Monday, according to a criminal complaint.
Clarksburg Police responded to the call, arriving at the 3rd Street entrance onto U.S. 50 and began following the vehicle from the eastbound lane. According to the criminal complaint, another unit with the Clarksburg Police Department joined the chase, while the initial responding officers went to deploy stop sticks at Joyce Street.
At that time, Castillo turned around and began driving in the correct lane and struck a barrier, the report says.
According to the criminal complaint, police were able to located the vehicle again on U.S. 50 near Wilsonburg, traveling at approximately 100 mph in a 55 mph zone while serving on the roadway.
Castillo then turned to Route 98 and continued onto Davisson Run Road. While traveling on Davisson Run Road, Castillo’s vehicle crossed the center line multiple times, the report says.
According to the criminal complaint, Castillo then came to a stop at the intersection with Route 19. Officers then pulled the police cruiser in front of Castillo’s vehicle and exited with their weapons drawn.
Police said Castillo refused multiple verbal commands to exit his vehicle and began to roll the vehicle forward. They were then able to open the locked driver’s side door and remove Castillo from the vehicle.
Castillo was then transported to the Clarksburg Police Department and performed several field sobriety tests. According to the report, Castillo showed multiple signs of impairment during all of tests and had a BAC of 0.156.