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SETH — A Charleston man faces multiple charges in relation to an automobile accident that occurred in Seth on Oct. 17.

Kenneth William Weddington, 28, was arrested and charged with DUI with a minor, child neglect — creating risk of injury, improper registration and no insurance.

According to a criminal complaint prepared by West Virginia State Trooper JG Stapleton, he and Trooper EM Shafer responded to an auto accident in the Seth area of Boone County and, upon speaking to the accused, who was the driver, officers noticed a large amount of what appeared to be a blue pill residue around his left nostril. The accused stated he had snorted a Xanax earlier in the day to deal with a family member’s death, according to the report.

The report states that the Troopers were advised by a local fire department at the scene that a 4-year-old juvenile was in the front seat of the vehicle and after being examined by EMS, was not injured.

The report states that the officers reported that they executed three separate field sobriety tests that resulted in the accused being arrested and then transported to Boone Memorial Hospital for a voluntary blood draw.

The report states that the Chevy Blazer that was in the accident had registration that belonged to a Chrysler Sebring and that the accused could not produce proof of insurance to the troopers at the scene.

As of press time, Weddington was not held at Southwestern Regional Jail and bond information was not available.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at or at 304-307-2401.