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Bail increased for woman accused of hitting and killing CHP officer

Kaylee Weisenberg, accused of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in the death of CHP officer Brett Oswald. She was arraigned in Judge Trice's court room. Jere Sullivan, her attorney is at right.
Kaylee Weisenberg, accused of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in the death of CHP officer Brett Oswald. She was arraigned in Judge Trice's court room. Jere Sullivan, her attorney is at right.

A judge has increased the bail amount for the woman accused of hitting and killing a CHP officer after prosecutors argued that she is a flight risk.

Kaylee Ann Weisenberg, 22, pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges in court Thursday.

Bail had originally been set at $50,000, but a prosecutor said in court that she was a flight risk because she ran away from home at 17 and used a fictitious name in a previous traffic collision.

At that point, Weisenberg's attorney Jere Sullivan said such information was prejudicial and should not be talked about in court at the time.

The judge agreed, but still increased the bail amount to $250,000 in the case. She also faces $5,600 in bail for unrelated charges.

She was still in custody of the County Jail as of Thursday morning.

Weisenberg has been charged with felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and driving with a suspended license in the wake of the crash in Paso Robles on June 27.

CHP officer Brett Oswald, 47, had been waiting for a tow truck to haul an abandoned vehicle on South River Road near Spanish Camp Road when Weisenberg turned a corner and lost control just after 6:30 p.m.

Weisenberg allegedly hit the driver's side door as well as the officer, according to officials.

-Nick Wilson

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