CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Two Chapmanville residents are face charges after crashing a vehicle on the property of Chapmanville Primary and Intermediate Schools.
Samuel David Steele, 38, and passenger Tammy Rose Vance, 42, appeared to be under the influence of drugs when they attempted to drop a child off at the school on Friday morning, sending the car over the curb causing significant damage to the vehicle.
Cpl. Derrick Miller of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department was on the scene conducting morning traffic duty when he heard a loud noise and saw a black, Hyundai Elantra, on the sidewalk of the school where students are routinely dropped off.
Along with being under the influence, Cpl. Miller said upon further investigation Steele and Vance were in possession of what is believed to be methamphetamine.
Steele is being charged with DUI Controlled substance involving a minor, Possession of a controlled substance, Child Neglect Causing Risk of Injury and Destruction of Property.
Vance is being charged with Child Neglect Causing Risk of injury, Possession of a controlled substance and Permitting DUI.
A release said the Logan County Sheriff’s Department is also assisting the Logan County Child Protective Services with their investigation into the matter.