UPDATE: June 28, 2010 @ 8:55 p.m.
There is good news regarding a West Virginia State Trooper who was hit by a drunk driver back in April.
The public information officer with the West Virginia State Police has confirmed that Corporal Andy Pringle, from the Ritchie County extension of the West Virginia State Police, is home recovering after nearly two months of hospitalization.
Officials say Corporal Pringle was hit during a routine traffic stop by Jessie Parsons back in April. Parsons is set to go to trial this September.
UPDATED: April 30, 2010 @ 11:35 p.m.
We've got an update for you on the condition of a WV State Police Corporal hit by a vehicle last weekend.
Supervisors with the Charleston Area Medical Center tell WTAP that Corporal Andy Pringle remains in critical condition as of Friday night.
There's also another benefit that's been added to the list to help out Corporal Pringle and his family during this difficult time.
Next Saturday, May 8, from noon until 4 p.m., a benefit will be held at the Erickson Sports Facility.
Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for children.
There will be a meal provided by The Polo Club, plus baked goods and a raffle.
Donations will be accepted, and welcomed.
UPDATE: 4/27 6:10PM
Jessie Parsons, the McFarlan man charged with hitting Corporal Pringle with his vehicle, has been released from the North Central Regional Jail on bond.
Parsons faces DUI Causing Bodily Injury.
Updated @ 5:15PM 4/27/2010
A benefit for Corporal Andy Pringle, a state trooper injured during a traffic stop April 24 in Ritchie County, will be held Friday May 7th from 6:30-8:30 PM.
The location will be the Ritchie County High School Auditorium. There will be pecial speakers and singers, as well as a candle lighting and a time of prayer. Donations for trooper Pringle's family will be accepted.
Updated @ 10:30AM 4/27/2010
A fund has been set up for a West Virginia State Police Trooper Injured during a traffic stop April 24.
Donations can be sent to:
Cpl. Andrew Pringle Fund
c/o Tonja Pringle
Huntington National Bank
Star Route 80 Box 3
Harrisville, WV 26362
UPDATE: 4/25 9:30PM
A West Virginia State Police Corporal is in serious condition at a Charleston hospital, after being hit by vehicle during a traffic stop.
Officials tell us a little before 9:00 Saturday night, Corporal Andy Pringle of the Harrisville detachment was conducting a traffic stop near Cisco.
During the stop, a vehicle driven by Jessie Parsons of McFarlan hit the cruiser and Corporal Pringle.
Pringle had another trooper with him who he was training, his name his Trooper Honaker, and he was also hit by the vehicle, but only suffered minor injuries.
Corporal Pringle was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center.
Parsons is at the North Central Regional Jail and is charged with DUI Causing Bodily Injury.
Corporal Pringle is in serious condition in the ICH, but officials tell us that doctors have seen some signs of progress.
The crash investigation continues.
UPDATE: April 25th, 2010 10:37AM
West Virginia State Police say on April April 24, at approximately 8:45pm, Corporal A. M. Pringle of the Harrisville Detachment of the West Virginia State Police was conducting a vehicle traffic stop near Cisco, West Virginia. During the traffic stop, another vehicle being driven by Mr. Jessie D. Parsons (63 years of age, from McFarlan, West Virginia) struck Corporal Pringle’s West Virginia State Police issued Ford Crown Victoria and then struck Corporal Pringle alongside the roadway.
Corporal Pringle suffered serious injuries and was initially transported to Camden Clark Hospital in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Eventually, Corporal Pringle was transported to Charleston Area Medical Center to receive further treatment.
Mr. Parsons was arrested for driving under the influence causing bodily injury and subsequently transported to the North Central Regional Jail.
No word on Corporal Pringle's condition at this point. WTAP will keep you informed as details unfold.
A West Virginia State Trooper has been taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.
The details are slow to come in at this point, but officials with the Wood County 911 center tell us a Ritchie County State Trooper has been taken to Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.
Around 9:00 Saturday evening, police cruisers were clearing a path through downtown Parkersburg streets to make way for the ambulance transporting the trooper.
Again, that's all the information we have at this time, but we will keep you updated with the latest.