UPDATE (10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19): A man is in custody after deputies say he crashed his car into a house in the Hernshaw area on Wednesday night.

According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the 3500 block of Lens Creek Rd. at around 9:45 p.m. They say that a black Subaru Impreza crossed the center line, left the roadway, and crashed into the side of a house.

KCSO says the driver of the car appeared to be impaired, and he admitted to using methamphetamine earlier in the day. Deputies conducted field sobriety tests and found that the man was too impaired to drive. They say he also had a suspended license.

48-year-old Harold Harless Jr., of Marmet, was arrested and charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license. He is being held at South Central Regional Jail.

Deputies say no one was injured in the incident, but the owner of the car Mr. Harless was driving reported the vehicle stolen on Thursday morning.


HERNSHAW, WV (WOWK) — A vehicle crashed into a house in the community of Hernshaw in Kanawha County.

Metro 911 officials say the call came in around 9:45 p.m.

They say it happened in the 3500 block of Lens Creek Road in Hernshaw.

Dispatchers say no one has been taken to the hospital.

One lane of Lens Creek Road is shut down.

The Marmet Volunteer Fire Department, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office and Kanawha County medics are on the scene.