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McDowell DUI suspect faces multiple charges after fleeing police

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 IAEGER (WVVA) - A McDowell County man is facing several charges -- including DUI -- after leading police on a pursuit Thursday.

Bobby Ray Roberts, 46, of the Avondale area was pulled over on Route 80 near Iaeger shortly after 8 p.m. Deputies smelled a strong odor of alcohol on Roberts, according to a news release from the McDowell County Sheriff's Office.

Once he was asked for his identification, deputies say Roberts fled, leading them on a pursuit to the Besty Branch area. Roberts struck a fence, another vehicle and a police cruiser, according to the news release.

Roberts is charged with DUI, reckless driving, fleeing from an officer while DUI, driving with an operators, defective equipment, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, battery on a police officer, assault, battery and unlawful possession.

Roberts is currently free on $25,000 bond.

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