- Associated Press - Sunday, February 23, 2014

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - An Elko man has been ordered to stand trial on a driving under the influence charge stemming from a backcountry accident in Elko County that killed his fiancee.

Justice of the Peace Mason Simons on Friday bound over 38-year-old Jason Frazier for trial in Elko County District Court following a preliminary hearing.

Frazier is accused of driving over 46-year-old Kelli Cantrell while drunk in September near the historic Winecup Ranch 25 miles north of Wells.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports (https://bit.ly/1hngDga ) Frazier told investigators that he and Cantrell were scouting for elk.

Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Shelley testified that Frazier told him that Cantrell jumped out of his moving vehicle.



Washoe County forensic expert Richard Bell estimated Frazier’s blood alcohol level was 0.14 at the time of the accident, above the state’s legal limit of 0.08.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, https://www.elkodaily.com

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