A young man charged with vehicular homicide in a Memorial Day 2007 crash made a $200,000 bond Tuesday and will remain free until his trial in November.
Steven Tyler Frizzell was released last fall on a $75,000 bond on the condition that he not buy or drink alcohol. He was caught buying a case of beer just days later, prompting Hamilton County Judge Don Poole to raise the bond amount to $200,000.
Mr. Frizzell’s release comes in the wake of an unsuccessful attempt about two weeks ago to lower the bond amount. Judge Poole denied the request after a court hearing, saying Mr. Frizzell still posed too much of a danger to the community.
A grand jury indicted Mr. Frizzell on charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, reckless aggravated assault and driving under the influence after the car he was driving hit another vehicle head-on in the early morning of Memorial Day 2007.
Robert Frizzell, 72, who died in the wreck, was on his way to drop off his wife and her friend at church so they could catch a bus for a group trip to Savannah, Ga. The wife and friend were severely injured.
The defendant and victims are not related.