Missouri man charged in death of man who fell from SUV

5 months 1 week 2 days ago Wednesday, June 14 2017 Jun 14, 2017 Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:45:24 AM CDT June 14, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been charged with a felony after his friend tumbled off the roof of his sport utility vehicle as he drove along a central Missouri road at 35 mph.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Jacob Gerhard, of Moberly, was charged Friday with causing a death while driving while intoxicated. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

The probable cause statement says he admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana, but said he stopped hours before the crash that killed 25-year-old Asher Kimbrough.

Gerhard failed several field sobriety tests, although breath tests to measure his blood-alcohol level measured below the state's legal limit. Blood tests are pending.

Gerhard told authorities that Kimbrough had been on the SUV's roof for about a mile before falling.

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