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Judge denies bond reduction for NOPD officer's son following fatal crash

5 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Friday, March 29 2019 Mar 29, 2019 March 29, 2019 8:16 AM March 29, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: WWL-TV

NEW ORLEANS - The man accused of killing two people and injuring several other by driving drunk into a group of cyclists earlier this month was denied a request to have his bond reduced, WWL-TV reports.

Tashonty Toney, the son of an NOPD officer, was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, 11 counts of vehicular injuring, and hit-and-run driving. Toney has been behind bars since the March 2 crash. His bond was set at $510,000.

In court Thursday, Toney's attorney argued his bond should be reduced because Toney's family feels he isn't a flight risk or a danger to the community. According to WWL, prosecutors said that Toney did commit a "crime of violence" and argued he should be considered a flight risk because he fled from the scene of the crime.

Reports say the judge denied the bond reduction, saying the defense's argument was insufficient.

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