- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia city manager who was involved in a two-vehicle accident and charged with aggravated DUI has been suspended indefinitely without pay.

The Intelligencer reports the Wheeling City Council put City Manager Robert Herron on indefinite unpaid leave Monday following his DUI arrest on Saturday.

The council also appointed Fire Chief Larry Helms as acting city manager. Mayor Glenn Elliott confirmed that Helms doesn’t have any public administration experience.

Police records show Herron was involved in an accident while driving his city vehicle late Saturday. Herron is accused of telling law enforcement that he had consumed two beers. The Ohio County Sheriff’s Department says Herron’s blood alcohol content was .305 percent, nearly four times the state limit of .08. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer who could comment.

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