According to reports, a Tennessee man was charged on Aug. 28 for felony reckless endangerment. The charges related to an accident that occurred in February of this year. In the February accident, the man was driving a car with a woman and a juvenile. He was allegedly driving 70 mph on the night of Feb. 14. He lost control of the vehicle and ended up in the ditch.
The man was reportedly injured in the accident. Because he was taken from the scene to a local hospital, law enforcement officials say they couldn't determine his level of intoxication. The man is, however, accused of being intoxicated at the time of the February accident.
After being arrested on Aug. 28, the man posted $10,000 bond and was out of jail. After that release, the man was involved in another accident. Officers report that the man was speeding when he hit the back of a woman's car. The woman passed away at the accident scene. The man was charged with possession of drug equipment, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault related to the second accident.
The judge set a bond in the vehicular homicide case of $150,000. He also reportedly raised the bond on the previous case to $20,000, which means the man has a bond set at $170,000 total for both sets of charges. Reports are that if the man is released on bond, it will be under some restrictions. Restrictions will include wearing a bracelet for tracking and being unable to drive.
When you are charged with a crime, you face serious issues and consequences. When you are charged with a second crime before the first charges are dealt with, then you can expect the outcomes to color each other to some degree. Working with a professional to establish a plan for criminal defense is important, whether you are facing first or second charges.
Source: WJHL News Channel 11, "Man charged with vehicular homicide already had reckless endangerment charge," Sep. 18, 2015