VINTON COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man is in jail facing several charges after police say he drove his car while under the influence and killed someone at a gas station in Vinton County.
Jay Mullins is charged with one count of first-degree aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of third-degree aggravated vehicular homicide, and one count of driving under the influence. (Source: Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail)
Jay Mullins is charged with one count of first-degree aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of third-degree aggravated vehicular homicide, and one count of driving under the influence.
The McArthur Police Department arrested Mullins. He was booked into the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail just after 5 a.m. Sunday.
Police say Mullins drove his car while under the influence Saturday near a gas station in downtown McArthur after being involved in a physical altercation with two men from Columbus. He allegedly hit the victim, who police identified as Joseph Smith, in the gas station parking lot.
Smith was taken to the Vinton County EMS helipad and flown to Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe where he was pronounced dead.
The suspect is in jail on a $250,000 cash bond. If he is released on bond, Mullins will be under house arrest. We're told the suspect will have to wear a GPS monitoring device at all times and use a personal breathalyzer, all at his expense. He will also have to submit to drug screenings requested by law enforcement and will not be allowed to drive.
Mullins is set to appear in court Tuesday, Sept. 17.
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