Kirkland's Hudson released on reduced bail Monday
By MATT PHELPS
Kirkland Reporter Regional Assistant Editor
September 12, 2012 · Updated 11:36 AM
A King County Superior Court judge reduced the bail Monday for a Kirkland woman accused of causing a head-on-collision that killed a woman who lived just blocks from her on Finn Hill. The crash also sent three more to the hospital on Aug. 7.
Judge Theresa Doyle granted Kelly Ann Hudson’s request that her bail be reduced from $500,000 to $250,000. Hudson was subsequently released late Monday afternoon after posting the reduced bond.
"We agreed to the bail reduction," said King County Prosecutor spokesman Dan Donahoe. "We didn't want the defendant released on personal recognizance. We also wanted to get as many conditions as possible."
Hudson was charged with vehicular homicide in connection with the crash that took the life of fellow Finn Hill resident Joyce Parsons, 81. Parson’s brother, Arthur Kamm, along with two other family members, Daniel J. Grieshaber and Jenny Grieshaber, were also severely hurt, leading to three counts of vehicular assault. Hudson plead “absolutely not guilty” to all of the charges on Aug. 23.
Court records show that Hudson must submit to a weekly urine test, wear an alcohol detection bracelet and cannot take non-prescribed drugs as a condition of her release. Hudson is also not allowed to drive any type of motor vehicle or enter any business where alcohol is served or sold.
Hudson allegedly told police after the crash that she had taken prescription medication with wine just prior to the crash on Finn Hill’s busy Juanita Drive, according to court documents.
Contact Kirkland Reporter Regional Assistant Editor Matt Phelps at email@example.com or 425-822-9166 ext. 5052.