Pennsylvania man arrested after Preston County pursuit

PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. – A Pennsylvania man was arrested in Preston County over thw weekend after a short pursuit.

A report from the sheriff’s department says a car driven by David Tustin, 23, of Jefferson, Pennsylvania, was driving 10-miles-per-hour over the speed limit on Kingwood Pike around 2:41 a.m. Sunday. When police turned around to stop Tustin they also noticed a defective taillight.

When police activated emergency lights Tustin continued for about 1/4 mile before stopping on Kingwood Pike near West Street in Reedsville.

After smelling the strong odor of marijuana a probable cause search uncovered a small amount of hash oil.

Tustin told police he did not stop because his two female passengers were scared.

Tustin has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, speeding, defective equipment and fleeing. He is being held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.