CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A Lake City man is under arrest in connection with a deadly accident that happened on Highway 18 earlier this year.
Captain Justin Rolland with the Craighead County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Region 8 News that John Ridge, 33, of Lake City was arrested Wednesday on a felony bench warrant for the wreck.
Arkansas State Police report that on June 24, Ridge crossed the center lane of the highway and hit Jackson head-on.
A 14-year-old passenger in Jackson's vehicle was also injured in the crash, as was Ridge himself.
On Thursday, a judge found probable cause to charge Ridge with negligent homicide, second-degree battery, and driving while intoxicated.
According to court documents, a sample of Ridge's blood tested positive for benzodiazepines, cannabinoids, and methamphetamine.
His bond was set at $5,000 and a court date was scheduled for Nov. 22.
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