MORE: Judge throws out drug evidence in fatal crash case that killed 2 Clark County teens
Blevins was first charged in November 2017, but motions and court hearings have delayed the trial. One of those motions sought to suppress state evidence including a drug test taken by Blevins shortly after the crash.
Authorities accused Blevins of being under the influence when he lost control of the 2005 Toyota Corolla he was driving and crashed into a tree on the side of Wilkerson Road in Greene County. Authorities said the drug test came back positive but the defense argued that marijuana stays in a person’s system and Blevins did not show any signs of being under the influence at the crash scene.
Greene County Common Pleas Judge Stephen Wolaver granted that part of the motion to suppress but did allow the state to keep some of its evidence. Greene County prosecutors said previously they do plan on continuing the case but declined further comment.
The families of the boys killed released a statement following the ruling.
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“The families hope that, moving forward, the only two living individuals that do know of what happened that day release information related to the accident with compassion, empathy, and complete honesty for Connor and David,” the statement reads in part.
A final pre-trial hearing in the case is set for Feb. 8, according to online records.