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Judge denies bond reduction for Bristol woman

Staff Report • Dec 17, 2008 at 12:00 AM

According to a report in the Bristol Herald-Courier a Bristol woman charged with vehicular homicide last week told two deputies she smoked crack cocaine and swallowed morphine pills before getting behind the wheel.

April Dishner, 28, faces numerous charges in connection with a Wednesday night incident that claimed the life of Angela Crusenberry.

Dishner waived a preliminary hearing sending the case to a Sullivan County grand jury in February.

It not clear how Dishner and Crusenberry ended up together in the vehicle, which had fake tags and no insurance, according to a criminal complaint filed in Bristol, Tenn., General Sessions Court.

A Sullivan County sheriff’s deputy saw 1998 Oldsmobile speeding on U.S. Highway 421, and began a chase after clocking it at 66 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Crusenberry was when run over and killed after jumping from the car during the chase.

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