DJ Shalvey and his friend Jason Boone had just been bike riding and were heading for burgers, when they ended up at the scene of a bad car crash on National Road and Park View Lane.
“I saw him just like walking really bad there was the accident that just happened people were screaming, you know he’s asking if I’m Joe for a ride. And I was like this guy’s a joker and I just figured it all out really quick and started out running after him,” Shalvey said.
What DJ and Jason did next you have to see to believe. They tracked down the man that was fleeing the scene of the accident, who was clearly intoxicated. That man was James Wilson.
Here is some dialogue from a cell phone video taken by Jason Boone. It took DJ and Jason around five minutes to get James Wilson back to the scene of the crash.
DJ Shalvey: “Let’s go back to the car, let’s go back to the car, we’re going back to the car, dude. Let’s go back to the car. You were just driving that car correct?”
James Wilson: “I wasn’t driving nothing.”
DJ Shalvey: “Yeah, that black truck, that’s your truck. There’s an innocent woman and a child in there you probably killed somebody go back right now.”
James Wilson: “I ain’t driving nothing. I’m going back to my buddy’s house.”
DJ Shalvey: “No, no, no, we’re going back to the truck.”
Jason: “Start marching dude. I’m video taping so you don’t need to go anywhere. Dude you reek of alcohol, you need to get down buddy.”
DJ didn’t know he had just helped police arrest James Andrew Wilson, a 40 year old Moundsville resident, this is his third DUI.
“Yeah, it was totally the right thing to do, you know, and I think anybody else in that situation if they realize maybe someone is dead in a car and they see the guy that’s super drunk walking away from the accident that they’d run after him too. I don’t know, at least I hope that’d be the instinct. I just saw what was going on and immediately went for it,” said Shalvey.
Thanks to DJ and Jason’s bold action, Wilson is behind bars in the Northern Regional Jail. The mother and the child in the vehicle were not seriously injured.