Three felony counts filed in death of Jacob Foust

Felony drunk driving and manslaughter charges were filed in Kern County Superior Court Thursday against Daryl Edward Jones, 31, the driver of a pickup involved in a fatal accident in Taft Heights earlier this month.

Jones was arrested on Feb. 9, the day Jacob Foust, 24, of Taft, died when he fell from a pickup as it drove through the intersection of Arroyo Way and Philippine Street.

Taft Police said Foust was “car surfing” on the top of a crew cab pickup driven by Jones when he fell to the street and died at the scene from head injuries.

Jones is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at 8:30 a.m. in Kern County Superior Court in Bakersfield.

He is currently free on $130,000 bail.