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Marshall Assessor Is Arrested for DUI

November 13, 2013

MOUNDSVILLE — Moundsville police charged Marshall County Assessor Christopher Kessler with driving under the influence of alcohol late last month after the car he was driving struck another vehicle......

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F15Eagle

Feb-25-14 12:18 PM

well, enough of this.. Drinks anyone???.

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CTMountaineer

Jan-03-14 5:30 AM

I'd bet 2/3 of the people posting here could at one time or another have been in the same situation as him. There's a good chance the "arresting officer" would be in that position too.

The man made a mistake. Everyone makes mistakes.

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willynilly

Nov-18-13 1:32 PM

Reminds me of Dr. Shelby Haines. And the Kirker kid does five months and is innocent? Nice.

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yncchief

Nov-16-13 7:45 AM

A couple of comments. Kessler should resign. He is a public official and should be setting the example. He got lucky that it was just a car he hit. What if it would have been your father, mother, daughter son or a relative of his. He did plead guilty November 5th at court. What is the sentence for 1st time offenders? and what was his?

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walksabout

Nov-15-13 2:59 AM

true story. I refused a breathalyzer test once. the court basically ruled the officer was a clown in a Mayberry type speed trap with a kangaroo mentality. no cause for arrest, no reduced charges, no fine. true story.

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walksabout

Nov-15-13 2:52 AM

how does one know it is a first offense globally ? VUI is greater concern. Fewer libs in office if the voting under influence law was followed.

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DinoCrocetti

Nov-15-13 12:10 AM

I'm a Democrat and smart enuff not to run. LOL

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SMART1

Nov-14-13 10:19 PM

Poor example! Time for a change!

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DinoCrocetti

Nov-14-13 7:31 PM

WWU, my only point is guilty or innocent of this charge Mr. Kessler will remain the assessor after the next election. Most voters could care less. I think Prosecutor Reynolds had a DUI and won an election in Marshall County, and he was an outsider. He did lose the next election in the Democrat primary. No DEM will challange Kessler, and the R's will offer little comp if any

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F15Eagle

Nov-14-13 3:35 PM

heh-heh-haah..wasn't that a party?

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DinoCrocetti

Nov-14-13 10:06 AM

Respect your comments, but one must be realistic about getting certain people voted out of office no matter what they do. (SEE TORONTO MAYOR,SEE CLINTON) Certain crimes aren't big things to the voting public. Name ID and party are what wins local elections. Those are facts, not opinions. Kessler stays clean, this is will forgotten come election time.

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abbylou

Nov-14-13 9:10 AM

Ho,hum!

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CARLAV

Nov-14-13 6:38 AM

UNCOMMONSENCE: QUESTION TO YOU. DO YOU WORK IN THAT OFFICE? ?? IF NOT, THEN YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT. THOSE WHO WORK THERE KNOW. YOU SPEAK OF THE PAST, THIS IS A NEW DAY AN AGE, NO PINKY CLARKS OR ARCH MOORES! THEY'RE HISTORY... THE YEAR IS 2013 AND THINGS HAVE CHANGED. WE DONT WANT HISTORY TO REPEAT ITSELF. TIME FOR CHANGE..... ONE CAN WORK IN A PUBLIC OFFICE WITH A RELATIVE AS AND EQUAL AND HAVE NO ISSUES, HOWEVER WHEN THE BOSS HAS, HIS WIFE, MOTHER IN LAW, COUSIN AND HAS HAD STEP CHILDREN AND FRIENDS WORK THERE,,,,,,, WELL, YOU FIGURE IT OUT......... IM CLEARLY STATING ITS JUST TIME FOR CHANGE. AS A TAX PAYER I WILL DO MY BEST TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. *BESIDES,IT SEEMS AS IF KESSLER IS HELPING HIS OWN ELECTION WITH FRONT PAGE NEWS OF BEING ARRESTED. AND YES, SOMETIMES GOOD PEOPLE DO STUPID THINGS, AND "YES ITS TIME FOR CHANGE". GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL, AND ALSO ALL WHO DISAGREE WITH ME. HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY.

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CARLAV

Nov-14-13 6:00 AM

UNCOMMONSENSE: YOUR OPINION IS RESPECTED,HOWEVER, AS A TAX PAYER OF MARSHALL COUNTY, I COULD REALLY CARE LESS ABOUT A PARTY AFFILIATION AS LONG AS THE PERSON ELECTED DOES THERE JOB AND SETS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THEMSELVES WHILE REPRESENTING THE COUNTY WE LIVE IN. DRINKING AND DRIVING KILLS PEOPLE, HE GOT LUCKY THIS TIME. THAT MY FRIEND IS NOT A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR ANYONE, A BOSS, PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR A FATHER , AND AS FAR AS YOUR COMMENTS, I DONT HAVE TIME TO WORRY ABOUT WHO DOESNT LIKE MY COMMENTS, IM TOO BUSY WORRING ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO DO, AND WHO APPRECIATE SOMEONE NOT AFFRAID TO SPEAK OUT. I WILL ALSO BE GLAD TO ASSIST IN ANYONE WANTING TO CHALLENGE KESSLER IN THE NEXT ELECTION, I AM REALLY DONT CARE WHAT PARTY, AS LONG AS THEY CAN DO THE JOB EFFECTIVELY, HONESTLY AND BE A GOOD LEADER TO OFFICE. ITS JUST TIME FOR CHANGE..... AND REALLY? DO YOU HONESTLY THINK THIS IS A FIRST TIME EVENT? IF YOU DO, I WILL KEEP YOU IN PRAYER (Naïve REALISM) . GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR THOUGHS ON THIS.

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CARLAV

Nov-14-13 5:17 AM

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SMART1

Nov-13-13 10:43 PM

Time for a change! Any public official or office holder should resign, or behave if you are in the public official status, not play demolition derby in the Wal Mart lot! Serving the county voters is a privilege!

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dyingov

Nov-13-13 8:43 PM

Read what friggin document?

Read: Maryland v. King, in a 5-4 supreme court decision the SUPREME judges ruled that the police can also require DNA submission upon arrest!

Arrest does not make you guilty!

Fool!!!

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caltransplant

Nov-13-13 8:18 PM

displaced rectum, I stand by my comment. In this country, you cannot force people to give evidence against themselves in a criminal case. Read the frigging document!!! You don't need test results to convict one of DUI. Conduct, slurred speech. red eyes NSG test etc...What an imbecile!!!

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dyingov

Nov-13-13 7:20 PM

Look at the MADD dot org site, let the drinking and driving begin! "Have a drink on me!"

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DinoCrocetti

Nov-13-13 6:54 PM

To CARLAV, Mr. Kessler's haven't reached "Padlowesque" proportions yet. Seriously doubt Repubs will put up a viable candidate against him. Nepotism is in every Court House, and those with jobs are going to vote and work real hard for his re-election. A little history. Look how hard it was to get "Pinkie" Clark out and he was a Repub. Also we live in a county which would still vote for Arch Moore.....On the other side Kessler chose to be an assessor and a small community public figure. It's a privilege not a right. He should be scrutinized more, but legally treated equally to those who elected and PAY him. He knew the rules when he chose to be a county assessor and when he drinks and drives.

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Nov-13-13 6:48 PM

If they were not able to test his blood alcohol level at the "time of the incident", then their case holds ZERO value and they open themselves up to a false arrest suit

And with relatives or friends in high positions, results may differ from those of Joe six pack

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CARLAV

Nov-13-13 4:28 PM

AS FAR AS CHRISTOPHER KESSLER GOES: WHY DID IT TAKE THIS LONG TO HIT THE MEDIA IF HE IS TREATED LIKE ANYONE ELSE??????????? ANSWER THAT MR. CHEIF OF MOUNDSVILLE POLICE DEPT. ANSWER THAT ONE. COULD IT BE BECAUSE OF WHO HIS BROTHER IS MAYBE? BUT OF COURSE YOU GUYS SHOW NO FAVORITES DO YA? I THINK THAT THE VOTERS WILL SPEAK COME NEXT ELECTION. ITS TIME FOR A NEW ASSESSOR, AFTER ALL LOOK AT ALL THE RELATED PEOPLE HE HAS WORKING FOR HIM IN THAT PUBLIC OFFICE. HE HAS SEVERAL FAMILY MEMBERS WORKING IN HIS OFFICE., ISNT THERE A NEPOTISM RULE ? IF NOT THERE SURE SHOULD BE. I SAY WE ALL REMEMBER THIS COME ELECTION DAY AND REPLACE HIM . IN MY OPINION ,THE ASSESSORS OFFICE NEED AN OVERHAUL...................

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DisplacedWVian

Nov-13-13 12:47 PM

(cont.) to be obstructing an investigation, hence the reasoning I suggested that a guilty verdict be delivered in a case whereby those are the facts in the case.

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DisplacedWVian

Nov-13-13 12:46 PM

caltransplant: "displaced, you're a faux constitutionalist, as I suspected.The Constitution is only important when it serves your agenda. Creep!"

Coming from the likes of you, I wear that label as a badge of honor.

What part of my assertion that "probable cause" must exist did you not understand?

In order for law enforcement to gather evidence to determine whether or not a crime was committed in a DUI offense, it must gather admissible evidence to support its charge. Part of that process is to determine if the alleged offending party was legally intoxicated, and at what level. If an individual refuses a breathalyzer, the state must be able to gather evidence by some means to quantify the alleged offenders level of intoxication.

If a person is suspected of DUI and refuses a breathalyzer, and the state has no other legal means to gather evidence in order to determine the individuals level of intoxication, then that person could be deemed (cont)

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liberty

Nov-13-13 12:35 PM

How many individuals are unfortunately charged with a DUI and are able to handle it in a private, discreet way? Boy I'm glad "special treatment" includes having your picture blasted on the front page, being subject to false gossip and rumors, accepting the mandatory penalties of the deferral program, and publicly accepting responsibility. I bet the negative posters would shrink under that kind of of special treatment.

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