WIGGINS, Miss. — A 22-year-old Perkinston man has been arrested on a felony charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in a holiday crash that killed his mother.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1kYA8MU ) Stone County sheriff's deputies arrested Brandon Beech at his home Friday.
He is being held at the county jail, where his bond was set Monday at $150,000.
Authorities say 44-year-old Mylinda Beech, of Gulfport, died over the Fourth of July weekend in a one-vehicle crash in McHenry.
Investigators believe her son was speeding when the car he was driving ran off the road at a sharp curve.
Sheriff's Lt. Lewis Husband says Brandon Beech had a blood-content alcohol level of 0.269, more than twice the state's legal limit.
It was unclear whether he has an attorney.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com