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Tammy 'Sunny' Sytch back in jail after having bond revoked

A judge ruled that there was no way to keep the public safe from Sytch other than revoking her bond.

WWE Hall of Famer Tammy "Sunny" Sytch is back in jail.

At a hearing on Friday morning, a judge made the decision to revoke Sytch's bond, granting the state of Florida's request for pretrial detention. The state argued that there is a "substantial probability" that Sytch committed DUI manslaughter in a March 25 crash that killed a 75-year-old man, and that Sytch posed a threat of harm to the community due to her long history of DUI offenses.

The judge ruled that there was no reasonable way to keep the public safe from Sytch other than complete bond revocation.

Sytch was arrested on May 6 after her toxicology results from the March 25 crash came back. Police say that Sytch's blood alcohol level was 0.280, which is three and a half times the legal limit.

Sytch had posted a $227,500 surety bond with the help of a Volusia County, Florida bail bondsman service.

Julian Lasseter was the 75-year-old man who was killed in the crash. According to police, two vehicles were stopped for a traffic signal when Sytch failed to stop and collided into one of them. That caused the vehicle that Sytch hit to then crash into the other:

On March 25th, at approximately 8:28 p.m., a crash involving three southbound vehicles took place on United States Highway 1 (North Yonge Street), just north of State Road 40 (Granada Boulevard). Two of the vehicles were stopped for the traffic signal, with one stopped behind the other. The third vehicle was southbound on United States Highway 1. That vehicle failed to stop and crashed directly into one of the stopped vehicles, causing that vehicle to then crash into the other vehicle in front of it.

The driver of the vehicle who failed to stop was identified as Tamara Lynn Sytch. Ms. Sytch was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center for treatment, and later released after a search warrant was approved and executed to obtain a sample of her blood for investigation of impairment.

The driver of the second vehicle involved was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as Julian Lafrancis Lasseter of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.

The driver and passengers in the third vehicle suffered injuries, but were not transported to the hospital.  

Sytch is charged with DUI causing the death of a human, driving with a suspended or revoked license and causing death or serious injury, four counts of DUI causing injury to a person, and three counts of DUI causing damage to property.

Lasseter's estate has filed a lawsuit against Sytch and her boyfriend James Pente.