Calli Dretke Bond Reinstated

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Calli Dretke Bond Reinstated

Published on July 17, 2012 by Larry Crippen

Three-hundred-and-fifty-ninth District Court Judge Kathleen Hamilton reinstated bond at $25,000 dollars for 26-year-old Calli Dretke Monday. She had been held in the Montgomery County Jail since Friday, after she allegedly submitted two diluted court-ordered urine samples–a violation of her previous bond.

A diluted sample produces results that are inconclusive to the presence of drugs and alcohol. Judge Hamilton commented that in her experience when tests like this show a diluted result, it’s a sign of a “manipulative effort.”

Dretke’s defense attorney, E. Tay Bond, said the samples were not proof his client had done anything wrong and were in compliance with her bond.

Dretke had originally been arrested April 22nd for intoxicated assault after a vehicle she was driving struck Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles and a breath alcohol testing van in the Woodlands. A deputy suffered a fractured knee and broken leg due to the accident. A DPS spokesman said a toxicology test indicated Dretke’s blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit at the time of the accident.

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