MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The suspect in a vehicular homicide case where a Marine riding a motorcycle was hit and killed was granted bond.
The Dauphin Island Police Department said Dickerson veered into oncoming traffic on the Dauphin Island bridge June 25.
"There was no reason that she should have crossed the center line not just a little ways over but all the way dead center into the lane of oncoming traffic," said assistant District Attorney Jo Beth Murphree.
On Thursday, July 18, Susan Dickerson appeared in court for her bond hearing. Her bond was set at $75,000.
Defense Attorney Jason Darley says, vehicular homicide is a class C felony, and the bond for that charge ranges between $2,500 and $15,000.
Judge Jay York told the court he gave Dickerson a higher bond, more fitting for a class A felony, because of Dickerson's record and the loss of life in this case.
The victim, William Bramlett, was on his way to a Marine Corps League meeting in Mobile at the time of the crash.
After the incident, a Dauphin Island Police lead investigator allowed Dickerson to leave the scene of the crash a without a ticket, drug or alcohol test.
But about an hour later, the investigator called Dickerson and asked her to do a voluntary blood test. She said yes, but the investigator says she never showed up at the hospital.
Dickerson's attorney said that was her constitutional right.
The judge set certain stipulations in her bond. Dickerson is not allowed to drive, and she is required to meet with authorities three times a week to test for alcohol and drugs.
The judge said he would revoke her bond if she did not abide by the bond conditions.
Jail records show Dickerson has a history of drug and traffic arrests dating back to 2007. Officials said at the time of the accident, she was out on bond for felony possession of a controlled substance.
Friends and fellow marines showed their support for Bramlett by dressing in the color red.
"Red is the color of our uniform and we felt like we owed it to Bill to present a show of force in his support here," said John Reid.
Even though Bramlett's friends are disappointed the judge granted Dickerson bond, they will continue to honor his life, during the trial.
"We felt like this was a severe blow to our detachment . It was a severe blow to us as individuals in the loss of a very dear friend and we felt like he's owed as much support as we could for him," said Reid.
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