Man, 29, arrested in I-895 crash that killed Arundel boy

September 10, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 29-year-old man was arrested yesterday in connection with a crash in May that killed an Anne Arundel County boy, police said.

Justin Saul Jones - who has addresses in Bel Air and Arnold - has been indicted on charges of automobile manslaughter and driving under the influence, according to court documents and Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

Police spokeswoman Catherine Leahan said Jones is accused of driving more than 90 mph and being legally drunk when he ran into the back of a 1997 Nissan Maxima carrying Darius Jovan Brown, 12, of Odenton.

Darius and his family were returning home on Interstate 895 early May 30 after attending movies at Bengies drive-in movie theater in Middle River. Jones, who was driving a 2003 BMW, hit the Maxima from behind, police said. The back of the Nissan collapsed but the other four occupants were not injured, police said.

Both cars were traveling on a stretch of the interstate near Moravia Road in Baltimore, police said.

Police said a blood test showed Jones' blood-alcohol level was 0.13 percent - above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

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