When Alex Ford was found guilty in May of driving drunk and crashing into a College Station police officer's car in early 2010, she immediately filed an appeal and paid a $40,000 bond. Now, Brazos County prosecutors say she has violated conditions of that bond, and they want it revoked.
A hearing on the matter will be held February 10, a day after Ford's 24th birthday. She had been sentenced to six years in prison prior to filing her appeal, which is still pending. That bond had a set of conditions attached.
In court documents, the state alleges Ford, convicted of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury to a peace officer, violated a 9:00 p.m. curfew on October 15 and again on New Years Eve, both times in Harris County. In the second instance, prosecutors say she was at a bar and drinking, both of which she is not allowed to do.
The state reportedly got the evidence on these allegations from pictures of Ford posted to Facebook.
"Due to the defendant's violation of her conditions of bond, there exists good cause to believe that the defendant is likely to commit another alcohol related offense while on bail, and her bond should be revoked," the state's filing reads.
If the judge in the case were to revoke Ford's bond, he has the option to set a new, higher bond with more strict conditions. If she can't pay it or the judge decides to revoke it and not set a new bond, her six-year prison sentence would begin while her appeal continues.
At the end of her trial, News 3 was told the appeal process could take upwards of two years.
It was January 2010 that Ford crashed a sports car head-on into College Station Police Officer Tracy Sheets' squad car, leaving the 14-year veteran with severe injuries. Ford's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, and she admitted to taking half-a-dozen shots in an hour's time before leaving the Northgate district.
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