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WV man charged with DUI and domestic battery

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A West Virginia man was charged with DUI and domestic battery after authorities say he fought with his wife and then left his home in a van.

James Belcher, 41, was seen driving a blue mini-van at high-speeds with his young daughter inside when deputies passed him on the way to a domestic call at his home, according to court documents.

Belcher took his two-year-old daughter with him after he ditched the van a couple of miles away from his home and fled into the woods.

Belcher surrendered to deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department a short time later.

The two-year-old was given back to Amanda Belcher, the mother.  The mother was treated on scene for abrasions.