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Teen charged in crash pleads not guilty to violating bond

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Ted Sullivan
October 11, 2008
— A Genoa City teen charged in a Nov. 3 fatal drunken-driving crash pleaded not guilty Friday to violating her bond a second time by drinking alcohol.

Krystal A. Hart, 17, waived her preliminary hearing on the bail jumping charge and was ordered to stand trial. She also was cited for misdemeanor underage drinking stemming from the violation.


Hart is suspected of blowing 0.147 on a breath test in LaFayette Township at 12:30 a.m. Sept. 20 despite a court order not to drink alcohol, according to the criminal complaint.


She also is accused of drinking alcohol at a March 15 party in Lake Geneva, resulting in her first bail jumping charge, according to the criminal complaint.


Hart has been in the Walworth County Jail since Sept. 20 on $10,000 cash bond after the alleged second violation, according to court records.


She is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in the Nov. 3 head-on crash that killed Everado Chimal Lopez, 54, Delavan.


The most recent probation violation was reported by a Walworth County sheriff’s deputy who smelled alcohol on Hart, according to the criminal complaint.


Hart admitted to the deputy that she had been drinking, according to the criminal complaint.


Hart has pleaded not guilty to the charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and both charges of bail jumping.


She is scheduled to be in court Nov. 5.


Hart is expected to go on trial Nov. 17.



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