A WVU student has been charged with a DUI and grand larceny after allegedly crashing a stolen car while drunk on Monday morning.
On Monday at 3:14 a.m., Morgantown Police Department officers saw a 2012 Kia Forte driving the wrong way on Chestnut Street, nearly hitting a MPD Cruiser, according to a Morgantown press release.
When an officer tried to stop the car, which was stolen earlier in the day, the driver put the car in reverse as a passenger was getting out of the vehicle, according to the release. The passenger was struck by the car but did not receive any serious injuries.
The passenger ran from the area, according to the release.
The driver, Jacob Warrington, 20, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, then struck a dumpster.
After the car came to a rest, Warrington refused to comply with officer instructions and had to be physically removed from the vehicle, according to the release. He was taken into custody after a brief struggle.
Warrington was found to have been intoxicated at the time, according to the release.
He is currently being held at the North Central Regional Jail pending arraignment.
A WVU spokesperson confirmed that Warrington was a University student and said the case will be referred to the Student Conduct Office for adjudication.
Warrington is a business student, according to WVU Directory.