Motorist Charged with DUI Killing Bride Seeks Bond

According to a recent story from the Associated Press, attorneys for the woman arrested in connection to the death of a bride hours after the wedding are seeking bond for their client.

Last week, defense attorneys for Jamie Lee Komoroski filed a motion requesting a bond of $100,000 for their client after she allegedly slammed into a golf cart carrying a South Carolina newlywed couple and their attendants. The bride died at the scene, and the groom was catastrophically injured. 

Komoroski’s attorneys say she does not pose a flight risk or danger to the community. The request is made on the condition that the defendant attends a rehabilitation program, remains supervised by her mother, and have no access to a motor vehicle or alcohol. 

The defendant has been charged with vehicular homicide, three counts of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury, and other related charges, including driving more than twice the posted speed limit.

A toxicology report after the fatal crash indicated that Komoroski had a blood-alcohol level of 0.261 percent – more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

“The personal characteristics of Jamie Lee Komoroski, coupled with her strong family support and ties to the community, heavily counsel in favor of her release from custody,” the petition said. 

The petition admits that Komoroski has struggled with alcohol dependency, depression, and anxiety for years.

“Jamie, with the support of her family, is committed and prepared to engage in intense inpatient substance abuse and mental health rehabilitation immediately upon her release.

The court has not yet rendered a decision on the matter.

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