Vehicular Homicide Suspect Denied Bond

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 said.

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 a person authorized to direct traffic.

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