From Sun Herald
BAY ST. LOUIS — A 26-year-old man faces a DUI death charge from an accident that ejected and killed a passenger after his car crashed into the staircase of a home.
Police Chief Mike DeNardo said the charge alleges Timothy James Tucker was driving impaired Aug. 12 in a crash on Avenue B that claimed the life of 23-year-old Jasmyne Joy Eimers.
Eimers was one of two passengers in the car. She had moved to Bay St. Louis from Mountain Home, Ark., Police Chief Mike DeNardo said.
Police arrested Tucker, 26, of Bay St. Louis, on Monday.
A court-ordered blood test analyzed by the Mississippi Forensics Laboratory showed Tucker’s blood-alcohol content level was “well above” the state’s legal limit of 0.08 percent, DeNardo said Thursday.
The penalty for DUI resulting in death is five to 25 years in prison.
DeNardo initially had reported the car was eastbound on Avenue B near 10th Street when it ran off the left side of the road. The car struck and broke a utility pole, flinging the pole into woods, and hit a ditch…. Read more here: