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State of Florida seeking to incarcerate Tammy 'Sunny' Sytch prior to trial


The state of Florida is seeking to have Tammy ‘Sunny’ Sytch incarcerated prior to her DUI manslaughter trial.

PWInsider reported that Florida State Attorney R.J. Larizza filed a four-page motion this morning that is seeking to have Sytch ordered to pretrial detention, which would incarcerate Sytch until and during a potential trial. The state argues that Sytch had violated her probation due to three DUI arrests in Pennsylvania and has never held a valid driver’s license in the state of Florida.

“The State submits that there is a substantial probability that the Defendant committed DUI Manslaughter when she killed the victim on March 25, 2022,” the motion notes. “The State also submits that Defendant poses a threat of harm to the community based on criminal history surrounding driving offenses as detailed above.”

Sytch was arrested on 5/7 in Ormond Beach, Florida on nine charges, including DUI manslaughter. A police report stated that Sytch had crashed into Lasseter’s stopped vehicle, causing his death. An official press release noted that toxicology reports revealed her blood alcohol level to be 0.280 (g/100mL), a level three in a half times the lawful blood-alcohol limit while operating a motor vehicle in the state of Florida.

Sytch was released on bond after a bail bondsman put up 10% of the $227,500 bond. According to PWInsider, court docuements list boyfriend James Pente as putting up his property as collateral. Sytch will be officially arraigned on 5/31.

Brief bodycam footage of police arresting Sytch can be seen below: