WWE legend Tammy Lynn Sytch will remain behind bars while awaiting trial on charges stemming from a fatal car accident after a judge revoked her bail on Friday.
Sytch initially posted bail on May 7, a day after she was arrested for allegedly killing a man while driving drunk in Florida in March.
However, prosecutors argued that the 49-year-old woman should not have been given bail and that she poses a threat to the community due to her previous drunk driving arrests, TMZ reported.
During a courtroom hearing in Volusia County, Florida, on Friday, a judge agreed with prosecutors and revoked Sytch’s bail. This means that he will have to remain behind bars until at least his next court hearing on May 31.
“The defendant is a threat to the community and I don’t think a monitor protects the community. He is too easy to evade,” Judge Karen Foxman stated.
Sytch faces eight criminal charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol causing death, in connection with a car accident on March 25 that killed a 75-year-old man.
Sytch was driving a 2012 Mercedes-Benz when he ended up rear-ending a Kia that was stopped at a traffic light on North Yonge Street in the city of Ormond Beach, just north of Daytona Beach, WFLA reported, citing police.
The driver of the Kia, later identified as Julian Lasseter, was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Sytch was arrested May 6 after her toxicology results showed that, at the time of the crash, her blood alcohol level was 0.280, which is three and a half times the legal limit, police said.
An analyst with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement testified Friday that in addition to alcohol, Sytch’s blood test detected THC. This indicates that she had been smoking or consuming marijuana at some point prior to the accident, the Daytona Beach News-journal reported.
An Ormond Beach police officer testified that officers found an unsealed bottle of Gray Goose vodka on the front passenger floorboard of the vehicle at the time of the incident.
Sytch later admitted to drinking vodka that night, Judge Foxman said Friday.
If convicted, Sytch could face a serious prison sentence.
Lasseter’s estate has filed a lawsuit against Sytch and her boyfriend James Pente, F4WOnline reported.