Mississippi man arrested for DUI resulting in a death

Published 10:58 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2023

A Mississippi man is facing bond of $100,000 after being arrested for driving under the influence resulting in a fatality.

According to the Tupelo Police Department, officers were dispatched to Highway 45 near McCullough Boulevard after a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle Saturday.

Officers were able to locate a victim. He was pronounced deceased at the location. The driver of a vehicle still on the scene was taken into custody.

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Jontavis Daniels, 30, of Tupelo, was charged. His bond was set on Monday. He is awaiting the charges to be presented to the Lee County Grand Jury.