The Pascaguola Police Department of Mississippi is investigating a Sunday morning traffic accident. The crash happened this past Memorial weekend and captured the lives of two men and sent a third to the hospital. The two-car collision occurred at approximately 4 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 90 and Chicot road.
According to authorities, a 40-year-old Gautier man was traveling westbound on Highway 90. While driving, his BMW struck a Saturn Coupe that was trying to cross and intersection.
The emergency personnel from the Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance Service used the Jaws of Life to free the men trapped inside the Saturn. The driver and front seat passenger were both pronounced to be dead at the scene. These victims were a male and a female, ages twenty-five and thirty-three. Their time of death was pronounced to be 3:42 a.m. on U.S. 90 and Chicot Road. The back seat passenger, 21-year-old, was extracted from the vehicle and saved by the Jaws of Life and taken to Singing River Hospital. He suffered serious injuries from the impact of the crash. Reports say that none of the passengers in the vehicle were wearing a seatbelt.
According to Officers, the man driving the BMW under the influence was not injured during the collision. He is currently being detained at the Pascagoula Municipal Jail awaiting an initial appearance. He is being charged with two counts of felony DUI causing death.
Mississippi DUI or drunk driving arrests trigger two separate cases: the court case, where a DUI conviction can result in fines, jail time, mandatory alcohol education programs, and more supplementary punishments and/or educational aids; and the Department of Motor Vehicles case, where the DMV will attempt to take away the driver’s license of anyone arrested for drinking and driving or driving under the influence.
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