A Navasota man is still residing in the Grimes County jail today, charged with the death of a local woman who was a passenger in an SUV he was driving nearly two weeks ago that crashed in the fifteen-hundred block of state highway 105 West.
Earlier this month, Navasota Police Chief Justin Leeth tells Navasota News, 32-year-old Jason Sauls was behind the wheel of a Ford Expedition, with 34-year-old Chala Densey and four children as passengers, when it left the roadway and flipped several times.
While the driver and all of the children were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, the Chief reports that Densey was pronounced dead at the scene by responding law enforcement. The results of an ordered autopsy are still pending.
Because initial lab results from Sauls, he continues, revealed a blood alcohol level above the .08% legal limit, a warrant for his arrest was issued and served on him upon his release from the hospital.
The Chief refused any further comment, explaining the investigation is still ongoing.
Saul is in custody on a $10,000.00 bond, facing a second-degree felony, for intoxication manslaughter. If he is convicted Sauls could spend the next twenty years behind bars, and face a fine of up to $20,000.00