Man facing 8 years in prison in drunk driving death

     A Hawkins County man who pleaded guilty in a drunk driving incident that led to the death of a woman in May 2016 has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

     21 year old Jeffery Dylan Jones, of Hickory Cove Road in Rogersville, on the night of May 31, 2016, was heading east on Highway 11-W when he crossed the center line and struck another car near the intersecton with Jackson Road in the far west end of Rogersville city limits. The other driver, 43 year old Beth Henegar, of Rogersville was killed in the accident.  The accident also killed her dog.

     Police reportedly recovered numerous empty beer cans from Jones’ vehicle, and the THP report indicated that investigators suspected that he had been drinking.

     He will be eligible for parole after serving 30 percent of his sentence.