DUI Turns to Murder Charge

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A man is facing murder charges after police say he got behind the wheel and killed another man on Scaffold Cane Road in Berea.

Elmer French of Berea is being charged with murder after police say he struck and killed Jason Isaacs when he crossed into his lane on Scaffold Cane Road.

The accident happened on December 3 when French was originally cited with a 2nd offense DUI, but police say the murder charge came after accident reconstruction, gathering evidence and a toxicology report.

French was also in the hospital and rehabilitation leading up to his arrest.

French voluntarily surrendered to the police department at the Madison County Detention Center Friday. Jailers say he posted bond the same day.

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