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  • Manslaughter charge filed in fatal accident

  • Three felony counts filed in death of Jacob Foust
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  • 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.

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