Man, 24, arrested in fatal crash

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 24-year-old Snellville man has been arrested in connection with a fatal wreck that killed two teenagers in Stone Mountain last week.

Blakney Paul Argo is suspected of driving drunk prior to the Dec. 11 crash on Stone Mountain Highway in Snellville. He was arrested without incident at his home Wednesday.

Authorities said Argo was driving a 1996 Chevy S-10 Blazer east at about 2:15 a.m. when he crossed into oncoming traffic. The Blazer slammed into a 1984 Buick Regal head-on, killing the driver, 18-year-old Cervente Carnez Mitchell, and a rear seat passenger, 16-year-old Larry Little Jr., both of Stone Mountain.

The two teenagers were not wearing seat belts, said Officer Darren Moloney, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department. Little died on his birthday, according to police.

Argo and the front seat passenger of the Buick, 18-year-old Derrick Lee of Stone Mountain, received injuries that weren't life threatening.

Argo reportedly declined to provide a voluntary urine sample to Gwinnett police accident investigators for testing. He is charged with two counts of first-degree vehicular homicide, DUI, driving with a suspended license, driving on the wrong side of the road and failure to maintain lane.

Argo is being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center with $208,000 bond.

The two deaths were the 77th and 78th motor vehicle fatalities in the Gwinnett County Police Department's jurisdiction this year, Moloney said.