Thomas receives new hearing dates

By From page A3 | July 31, 2013


BRANDI THOMAS sits in the courtroom on July 29. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

In a blink-and-miss-it hearing, a woman being held on a charge of violation of probation related to a 2008 DUI incident resulting in injury appeared in court Monday afternoon to receive new hearing dates.

Brandi Morgan Thomas appeared with her attorney, Adam Weiner, who, after conferencing the matter during a court recess, was told by Judge Douglas C. Phimister that Thomas was to appear again on Aug. 5 and 9, both at 1 p.m., for further proceedings.

In 2009, Thomas was convicted of a DUI incident from the previous year where she swerved into the bicycle lane on El Dorado Hills Boulevard, hitting two female cyclists and causing “life-changing major injuries,” a press release stated. She was sentenced to a seven-year prison sentence that was suspended in favor of a five-year period of formal probation, including an “obey all laws” clause.

Thomas was arrested in August 2011 on charges including burglary, forgery and conspiracy to commit a crime. She fled the county and, despite attempts to locate her, eluded capture. She was later found in Michigan, where she was arrested and extradited to El Dorado County in May. She is being held on $425,000 bail.

Cole Mayer

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