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Man accused of deadly DUI hit and run gets $750K bond

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The man accused of hitting and killing a 14-year-old teen boy over the weekend was given a $750,000 bond in court Wednesday morning.

Prosecutors say Jeffrey Eggeling is a flight risk.

He is charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide, Driving Under the Influence Causing Serious Harm, and Failure to Stop and Render Aid.

Police say Jeffrey Eggeling ran a red light at 144th and Harrison and crashed into another car on Saturday afternoon.

Police say Trevor Canaday was thrown from the car, he died later in the evening. The driver, Clifford Canaday, Trevor's father, was seriously hurt and is still in the hospital.

Prosecutors say Eggeling ran away from the crash. Police found him about two hours later not far from the crash.

Investigators say he admitted he ran away from the crash because he had previous DUI charges.

Investigators say he was going 69 MPH in a 45 MPH. Police say he blew less than twice the legal limit (.103).

In court Wednesday, prosecutors spelled out his prior DUI convictions:

  • Sep. 2016: Douglas County
  • May 2016: Arizona
  • Sep. 2012: Missouri
  • Sep. 2005: Douglas County

If Eggeling makes bond, the judge ruled he will not be allowed to leave Douglas County and will be required to wear an ankle bracelet.


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