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Judge denies bond for Rapid City vehicular homicide suspect

RAPID CITY (AP) -- A judge has denied bond for a Rapid City man charged with vehicular homicide. Nineteen-year-old Jacobi Branich is accused of driving drunk on April 12 and losing control of his pickup truck, which rolled in a ditch south of Rap...

RAPID CITY (AP) - A judge has denied bond for a Rapid City man charged with vehicular homicide.

Nineteen-year-old Jacobi Branich is accused of driving drunk on April 12 and losing control of his pickup truck, which rolled in a ditch south of Rapid City. Authorities say the crash killed 19-year-old passenger Dara Reynolds.

Branich has pleaded not guilty. He's back in jail after violating conditions of an earlier release on $15,000 bond. Seventh Circuit Judge Robert Mandel on Thursday denied Branich's request to restore bond, citing public safety.

Branich faces up to 16 years in prison if he's convicted of vehicular homicide and driving under revocation.

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