ARLINGTON — A 17-year-old Arlington man has been arrested in a weekend wreck that killed his friend.
Rowdylee Joseph Short remained in the Arlington Jail on Monday afternoon, accused of intoxication manslaughter. Bail was set at $50,000.
Short was driving his friend Craig Stepina's truck early Saturday on Perkins Road when it jumped a curb, hit two trees and a wooden fence and then flipped, police said. Short appeared to be intoxicated when police responded at about 1:15 a.m., said Lt. Blake Miller, an Arlington police spokesman.
Stepina died at the scene.
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Short was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and consented to give a blood sample. Miller said. Short was booked into jail later Saturday morning, records show.
Stepina's father, Bill Stepina, said Short and his son "were like brothers" in a Star-Telegram article Sunday.
Police are waiting for toxicology results before forwarding the case to the district attorney's office, Miller said. The accident remains under investigation.