Teen Killed; Eastlake Man Accused Of DUI Appears In Court

posted by Robb Bailey - 

DUI suspect Eric Jones

PAINESVILLE - A man accused of hitting and killing a teenage girl while driving under the influence, is expected to change his plea.

Eric Jones is scheduled to appear in a Lake County courtroom Tuesday, on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide.

Authorities say, Jones was driving a work truck under the influence when he plowed into 17-year-old Maddisan Chase.

The North High student died at the hospital, Jones was not injured.

He originally pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, operating a vehicle under the influence and failure to control. Jones remains behind bars in the Lake County jail.

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(image courtesy Eastlake PD)

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