Former Miss West Virginia USA found dead at her home in Parkersburg
Published: Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Updated: Monday, October 12, 2009 00:10
PARKERSBURG (AP) - A former Miss West Virginia USA, who was arrested three times in 16 months on suspicion of drunken driving, has been found dead in her home.
Parkersburg City Councilman James Myers found the body of his daughter Vickie Myers on Sunday afternoon.
No foul play is suspected, said Parkersburg Police Chief Gerald Board.
The 39-year-old former beauty queen was an art teacher at Parkersburg High School.
She was crowned Miss West Virginia USA in 1992 and was charged three times between February 2005 and June 2006 with driving under the influence.
Myers pleaded no contest to first- and second-offense DUI in November 2006 and was sentenced to 24 hours in jail and ordered to pay a $100 fine for the first offense. For the second violation, she was ordered to do community service and check in at a day report center for six months.
She also was fined $50 after being found guilty of obstructing an officer.
Myers' body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in Charleston for an autopsy.