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McDowell County lawmaker pleads to DUI charge

Bluefield Daily Telegraph photo Clif Moore
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Clif Moore

WELCH, W.Va. — A McDowell County member of the West Virginia House of Delegates pleaded no contest Tuesday to non-aggravated driving under the influence.

Delegate Clif Moore, D-McDowell, pleaded to DUI first offense and was sentenced to time served and court costs, a spokesperson with the McDowell County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said. In addition to the court costs, Moore was fined $100.

 Moore was arrested in May of 2014 after Senior Trooper B.D. Gillespie, of the West Virginia State Police Welch detachment, observed Moore’s vehicle swerving “left and right and crossing the center line of the roadway on several occasions” along Route 52.

The arrest was the third traffic infraction incurred by Moore in three years. Moore was arrested for DUI in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 24, 2011, and was sentenced in Franklin County common pleas court to serve a six-day sentence in that case.

Moore was also charged with driving on a revoked license on April 6, 2012, in Welch.

Moore is currently employed as assistant McDowell County administrator…


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