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Judge denies bail reduction for suspect in Gardnerville fatal

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) – A judge has refused to reduce bail for a Gardnerville man accused of reckless driving and causing an accident that killed a mother of four.

Douglas County Justice of the Peace Jim EnEarl on Wednesday held bail for Michael William Ball at $200,000.

Ball, 23, is charged with causing the July 16 head-on collision that killed Tamra Dykes, 46, and injured a passenger in his own car.

Ball was free on bail on felony drug charges when the accident occurred.

A preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 2.

Chief Criminal District Attorney Kris Brown said the reckless driving charges could be amended to driving under the influence causing death if blood tests show Ball had been drinking or using drugs prior to the accident.

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