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Driver's jail time gets suspended

WINCHESTER -- A truck driver charged with driving a tractor-trailer while on methamphetamines won't serve jail time.

Gregory D. Wynn pleaded guilty Wednesday in Frederick County Circuit Court to one count each of driving a commercial vehicle while under the influence of drugs and possession of methamphetamines. An agreement reached between the commonwealth and Wynn's attorney, Carter Foulds, called for the defendant to plead guilty to the two offenses.

Judge John Prosser accepted the plea agreement and sentenced Wynn to 12 months in jail for driving under the influence of drugs and suspended the entire term. The judge also sentenced Wynn to two years in prison for the drug charge and ordered all but time served suspended. Wynn must serve two years of supervised probation, which Foulds asked to be transferred to the defendant's native Texas.

Wynn also loses his privilege in Virginia to operate a commercial vehicle, the judge said.

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Todd Gilbert said state troopers discovered Wynn sitting in his vehicle at the truck scales on Interstate 81 near the Middletown exit. Wynn showed signs of being under the influence of methamphetamines and subsequently failed several sobriety tests given by the officers, Gilbert said.

Once in custody, Wynn said he had a bag of the drug on his person, which troopers then found during a body cavity search.

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