JPD: Driver involved in fatal crash had BAC of .19, charges expected

JPD: Driver involved in fatal crash had BAC of .19, charges expected

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police say a man involved in a fatal crash had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit.

On Nov. 18, Robert Callahan, 31, was driving a Ford Bronco west on Johnson Avenue when police say he ran a stoplight and collided with a GMC Envoy driven by 48-year-old Aretha Ferrell.

A passenger in Ferrell's SUV, 69-year-old Geraldine Anderson, died from her injuries.

Because of the seriousness of the crash, police took a blood sample from Callahan and submitted it to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock.

On Tuesday, Jan. 2, investigators received the toxicology report.

Detective Mike Branscum told Region 8 News the tests revealed Callahan had a .19 blood alcohol content, more than twice the legal limit of .08.

Branscum said the department plans to file charges in the coming days.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and provide updates as they become available.

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