Man charged with DUI causing death
The Mason County Sheriff’s Department reports a New Haven man has been charged with DUI causing death following a fatal accident which occurred on Feb. 25. Justin K. Arnold, 26, was arrested on the charge and appeared in Mason County Magistrate Court for arraignment, where his bond was set at $30,000.
According to the criminal complaint filed in magistrate court, deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 9000-block of W.Va. 2 and Ripley Road on Feb. 25. When arriving on scene, Deputy J. Veith reported observing a Chevy Malibu with heavy damage over an embankment in a field. According to the complaint, Veith said Arnold stated he was the driver of the vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle, Bryan A. Jones, 26, Point Pleasant, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Arnold has since been released after posting the bond amount. Deputy M.A. Waugh is the investigating officer.