Powellton man faces felony charge after fleeing from authorities during attempted traffic stop

Powellton, WV (WOAY)-A Powellton man is facing felony charges in Fayette County. 

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department reports that just before 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, deputies patrolling Armstrong Creek Road saw an individual driving a vehicle without a valid driver’s license. 

Deputies reportedly attempted to stop the vehicle when it sped away, reaching speeds of 90 mph.  

In the driver’s attempt to evade deputies, he allegedly almost struck several motorists and a deputy cruiser. 

Authorities stopped the vehicle and took the driver into custody without further incidents. 

59-year-old George E. Legg faces a felony charge of fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference.  

Legg was transported to Southern Regional Jail to await further court proceedings. 

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