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Vehicular Homicide Suspect Denied Bond


Posted on Jan 30, 2012


The Fulton County Sheriff's office said a judge denied bond for the charge of vehicular homicide Thursday for Chasity Jones, of Stone Mountain in Gwinnett County, who is a suspect in the death of an Atlanta police officer earlier this week.
Gail Thomas, a 15-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department, was struck and killed on the I-75/I-85 Brookhaven Tuesday evening.
Police say driver Jones, 22, blew a .16 on scene and refused consent for a state administered blood alcohol reading. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the reading is twice the level considered to be too impaired to drive.
Jones will remain in jail for another two weeks before a preliminary/bond hearing happens on Feb. 9, 9 a.m. in courtroom 8C of the Fulton County Courthouse, the sheriff's office sJaid.
Fulton County Judge Jessy Lall granted bond at $10,000 for DUI and $5,000 for failure to yield to a person authorized to direct traffic, according to the sheriff's office.
A search warrant was obtained and blood was retrieved at Grady Hospital. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, those results have not been released.
Jones was charged with felony first-degree vehicular homicide as well as two misdemeanors, driving under the influence and failure to yield to person authorized to direct traffic.

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