Suspect charged with DUI with injuries
Published 7:00 am Thursday, January 22, 2015
A Pearl River County resident faces charges after an accident occurred Friday evening on Caesar Road.
Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said the accident was called in at 5:35 p.m. Friday after two vehicles were involved in the accident.
According to the preliminary investigation, a trailer being pulled by a northbound 2006 Dodge Ram driven by 33-year-old Jeremy Jenkins collided with a southbound 2006 Chrysler Sebring.
Tucker said the investigation showed that as Jenkins was pulling the flatbed trailer down the road the vehicle left the right side of the road. As Jenkins tried to bring the vehicle back onto the road he over corrected, causing the trailer to jackknife into the southbound lane. Tucker said when the southbound Sebring broadsided the trailer, the driver sustained head trauma.
The driver of the Sebring was transported by helicopter to Forrest General Hospital for treatment and was last listed to be in serious condition but was expected to recover, Tucker said.
A field sobriety test was conducted on scene and beer was found in Jenkin’s truck during the investigation, leading him to be charged with DUI causing serious bodily harm and possession of beer in a dry county, Tucker said. Jenkins did not sustain major injuries and his Dodge truck also avoided major damage since the car collided with the trailer, but the Sebring sustained damage to the front driver’s side of the vehicle, Tucker said.