STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Brandon Thomas Beech, 22, of Perkinston, is charged with Felony DUI causing death. He was arrested Friday after Stone County deputies say his toxicology results came back .269.
Witnesses say Beech was driving erratically and at high speed on Old 49 July 5th when he came upon a curve, left the road, and slammed into a tree on the passenger side. Deputies said it appears Beech never hit the brakes.
His passenger was his mother, Mylinda Beech, 45. Deputies say she was pronounced dead at the scene and she was also heavily intoxicated.
Beech was scheduled to be in court Monday for his initial hearing. He's also charged with driving without proof of insurance and driving with a suspended license. Deputies said he has a prior DUI conviction.