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Teen charged in drunken-driving death accused of drinking again

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Ted Sullivan
September 30, 2008
— A Genoa City teen charged in a Nov. 3 fatal drunken-driving crash is again accused of violating her bond by drinking alcohol.

Krystal A. Hart, 17, 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.


It is her second such arrest. She also is suspected of drinking alcohol at a March 15 party in Lake Geneva, according to the criminal complaint.


A Walworth County judge increased Hart’s bail to $10,000 cash after the alleged second violation, according to court records. Hart has been in the Walworth County Jail since Sept. 20.


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


She also faces two charges of felony bail jumping for violating court orders not to drink alcohol, according to the criminal complaint.


The most recent incident was reported by a Walworth County sheriff’s deputy who spoke with Hart and noticed that she smelled like alcohol, according to the criminal complaint.


Hart admitted to the deputy that she had been drinking, according to the criminal complaint, and she knew she was ordered not to drink alcohol.


Hart will have an initial court appearance today for the most recent charge of bail jumping.


She has pleaded not guilty to the previous charge of bail jumping and to the charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.


Hart is scheduled to go on trial Nov. 17.



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