Judge Sends Westerly Woman Convicted in Fatal Crash Back to Jail

The woman is suspected of violating her probation

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A Westerly woman who served five years in prison for a 2010 crash that killed a motorcyclist is back behind bars after being suspected of violating her probation.

A Washington County Superior Court judge on Thursday ordered Laura Reale held without bail pending an Aug. 29 hearing.

Assistant Attorney General Jay Sullivan said Reale had relapsed into drug use and was cheating on her drug tests by purchasing urine.

Reale has been out on probation since last June after serving five years of a 10-year sentence for the crash in Charlestown that killed 27-year-old Colin Foote. Prosecutors say Reale ran a red light while high on marijuana and had a string of previous traffic violations.

Defense attorney Chad Bank says Reale is currently receiving treatment at a methadone clinic.

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