McLean charged after flagging down State Trooper


BUCKHANNON — William George McLean, age 47 of Buckhannon, received his second driving while suspended charge after he was allegedly discovered driving while on active medical suspension in late February.

According to court documentation, West Virginia State Trooper First Class Robinette pulled into the parking lot of the Triple L Mart gas station on Kesling Mill Road. Once parked, the trooper allegedly heard a horn honking and discovered it was coming from a white Chevrolet Cobalt. The individual in the driver’s seat, later identified as McLean, the defendant, was waving at TFC Robinette.

TFC Robinette was previously aware that the defendant did not possess a valid operator’s license secondary to previous 911 calls. Upon the troopers questioning, McLean was allegedly rambling incoherently. When TFC Robinette asked for a driver’s license, the defendant allegedly reported he did not have one.

Court documentation stated that, upon further investigation, McLean’s history included an active medical suspension, with a date of Tuesday, August 18, 2020 and a prior conviction of driving suspended from Friday, September 17, 2021.

Additionally, the criminal complaint stated that the owners of Triple L Mart observed the defendant driving into the parking lot from Kesling Mill Road. The defendant explained to Robinette that he drove from his residence to the store to purchase cigarettes.

In conclusion, McClean was handed two charges, including driving while suspended in the second offense and a charge for no insurance. The defendant is currently being held at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a combined $10,000 cash/surety bond.

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