UVALDE, Texas — The man accused of causing an accident that took the lives of 13 members of a New Braunfels church last year was jailed Thursday for allegedly smoking marijuana in violation of his bond conditions.
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According to court documents filed May 9, Young violated three conditions of his pre-trial release program including testing positive for THC.
Young, the documents state, tested positive for THC on May 3 and had outstanding balances for his urinalysis and pre-trial release program fee.
According to court documents, Young was arrested Thursday, and had a new bail was set at a combined worth of $30,000.
He has pleaded not guilty to 28 felony charges, including 13 counts of manslaughter, 13 counts of intoxication manslaughter, one count of intoxication assault with a deadly weapon, and one count for the aggravated assault of the only survivor.
Young was driving his pickup northbound on U.S. 83 in Uvalde County on March 29, 2017, when it crossed the center line and struck the small bus carrying 14 parishioners of First Baptist Church New Braunfels heading home from a retreat in Leakey.
Young admitted taking prescription pills and texting while driving before the collision, according to authorities, and marijuana was found in his truck.
In January, Young appeared in court where his lawyers planned to negotiate a plea deal. A deal was reached and the hearing was reset to May 31.
Whether Young has bonded out or not is not known at this time.
This is a developing story. Stay with Spectrum News for updates as they become available.