August 7, 2013
LENORE - The youngest sibling of Boone County celebrity Jesco White, and who was one of the White family co-stars in the motion picture documentary titled “The Wonderful Whites of West Virginia,” was placed under arrest on Monday in Mingo County for charges of driving while under the influence of drugs.
According to the criminal complaint filed by Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Lt. Joey Ferris and Lt. Randy Hatfield, Sue Ann White, “aka” Sue Bob, 44, of Uneeda, was allegedly operating a Ford Mustang in the Lenore community while intoxicated on drugs.
The officers spotted the vehicle leaving the Lenore Marathon Station and followed the vehicle. After observing the defendant crossing the white line, a traffic stop was initiated. The driver was asked for her license, registration and proof of insurance. She was found to have slurred speech and her pupils were constricted and her eyes were glassy, according to the reports.
White was asked to exit the vehicle and was administered a three-part field sobriety test, which she was unable to complete. She was transported to the Williamson Memorial Hospital for a urine drug screen which produced positive results for benzodiazepines, cannabinoids and opiates, according to the reports.
The defendant allegedly admitted to the officers that she had taken oxycodone, smoked marijuana and had taken a variety of other prescription medication before operating the vehicle, including Neurontin. Further drug tests were performed while at the hospital, although those results are not yet available.
White was arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Dee Sidebottom and was remanded to the custody of the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden until which time she posted bail. The defendant will be making a court appearance to answer to these charges in the near future.