Man arrested on long list of drug, DUI charges

WOODSTOCK — Police arrested a Wardensville, West Virginia, man in Woodstock on May 25 on charges of drug possession, felony eluding police and DUI, as well as several traffic charges.

Nicholas Craig, 32, was allegedly driving in the opposite lane and swerving multiple times in the early afternoon, the criminal complaint states. A Woodstock police officer pursued Craig with emergency equipment activated, but Craig continued for over a mile and stopped at a residence in Woodstock.

The criminal complaint alleges that Craig was not able to follow the directions of the field sobriety testing and could not successfully complete the tests. The officer then found syringes in Craig’s truck, which Craig said contained Adderall. The license plate on the truck did not belong to the vehicle, there was a stolen license plate in the bed of the truck, and there were five Virginia inspection stickers in the truck that did not belong to the truck, the complaint states. Craig’s driver’s license had also been DUI revoked.

He has been formally charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony eluding police, operating a vehicle with a revoked license, possession of stolen goods, a third DUI offense within 10 years, having a fictitious license plate, five counts of improper use of an inspection sticker, and failure to drive on the right side of the road.

Craig is being held without bond in Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail. The next hearing is set for Monday in Shenandoah General District Court.

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