A Wake County District Court judge on Monday increased the bail for a 19-year-old man charged with being behind the wheel of a Jaguar that crashed into a Raleigh house last week, killing a man inside.
Etgar Edva Bautista-Montoya of Warren Avenue had been in custody at the Wake County jail under $150,000 bail since Friday, when police charged him with felony death by vehicle. He was also held under an additional $10,000 bail on charges of driving while impaired and driving after consuming alcohol under the age of 21.
During Bautista-Montoya’s first court appearance Monday afternoon, Wake County Judge Eric Chassen increased the bail amount for the felony charge to $200,000 after the prosecutor, Doug Faucette, told the court that Bautista-Montoya had been arrested by police last month for felony breaking and entering and on May 13 for simple possession of marijuana.
Those cases are pending.
Raleigh police officer Christopher A. Bradford administered an alcohol breathalyzer test to the suspected underage drunken driver at 3:48 a.m. Friday. The test indicated Bautista-Montoya had a blood alcohol content of