After having his bond reduced to $5,000 during an emergency hearing Thursday, David Parr can attend his half-brother’s funeral Friday.
Parr, 23, is accused of driving drunk on Nov. 4 and turning in front of an oncoming SUV that killed his half-brother, Dylan Pickard, 22, when the truck struck the car Parr was driving.
Parr was being held in the Racine County Jail on a $75,000 cash bond, but Racine County Circuit Court Judge Charles Constantine on Thursday during an emergency hearing reduced Parr’s bail to $5,000, a story in The Journal Times reads.
He was charged Nov. 6 with a single felony count of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and cited for failure to yield. Court Commissioner Robert Goepel assigned him a $75,000 cash bail, but defense Attorney Patrick Cafferty filed a motion for an emergency hearing to have Parr’s bail reduced to an amount the family could pay so Parr can attend Pickard’s funeral Friday.
Constantine reduced the bail amount to $5,000 on the condition that Parr also be placed on a SCRAM system to measure possible alcohol concentration in his blood, that he live with his father, and that he not possess or consume alcohol and not drive, according to online court records.
Visitation with the family begins at 2 p.m. at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home, 4600 County Line Road. Services begin at 4 p.m. The family is asking for memorials In lieu of flowers.
Parr has plead not guilty and will next be in court Dec. 11 for a pre-trial conference.
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