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Clarksburg Man Charged with DUI, Child Neglect

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Jeremy Belcher Jeremy Belcher
Clarksburg Police have arrested a Clarksburg man accused of being passed out behind the wheel of a car.

Clarksburg Police were dispatched to Duncan Avenue for a complaint about a man being passed out behind the wheel of a car.  Police saw a green car sitting partially in the road and a man crossing the street who smelled strongly of alcohol.  Police said Jeremy Shane Belcher, 38, had an open bottle of Black Velvet whiskey in his front pocket.  Police saw Belcher's children running up the street and enter a residence.  Belcher told police he had just left his car and left it parked partially in the road because he couldn't keep his eyes open, that he had drank too much, and realized it was wrong to be driving, according to a criminal complaint filed by Clarksburg Police.

Witnesses told police Belcher had been driving with his children in the car.  Belcher consented to a field sobriety test and failed.  Belcher is charged with DUI and gross child neglect creating risk of injury.  Belcher is being held in North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $12,500 bail.
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