Charges upgraded in DUI crash
A Gulfport man now faces felony charges after crashing into two Harrison County deputies.
Fifty-seven year-old Tommie McFarland is charged with two counts of aggravated DUI. The accident happened over the weekend at the intersection of O’Neal Road and Highway 49.
Gulfport police upgraded McFarland’s initial DUI 2nd offense charge due to the injuries that the deputies received.
Authorities say McFarland is responsible for striking their patrol vehicle after failing to yield the right of way at the red light while trying to cross Highway 49. He is being held on bonds totaling $200,000.