Abingdon Police Department
For Immediate Release
On Friday, May 27, 2016, at approximately 3:30 AM, Abingdon police were dispatched to 100 Remsburg Drive (Abingdon Farmers Market) in reference to a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers observed a single vehicle that appeared to be parked inside the Farmers Market and several areas of property damage around the market.
Officers observed a male subject walking around the vehicle who appeared to be incoherent. After determining the subject did not need medical attention, he was identified as Gavin Blevins, 32, of 194 Park Street, Abingdon, Virginia. Officers had Blevins perform several standardized field sobriety tests, which he did not complete to the satisfaction of the officers. Blevins was arrested for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence and was transported to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail, where he was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, in violation of § 18.2-266 of the Code of Virginia.
This crash caused substantial damage to an Appalachian Electric Power pole, a Town of Abingdon wireless mesh node, and the Farmers Market structure. The town is assessing the cost of the damages at this time.
*Pictured: Gavin Blevins, 32, of 194 Park Street, Abingdon, Virginia
Pictures of Abingdon Farmers Market Damage