BOISE -- A judge on Friday denied a bid to reduce the bond of a man accused of killing a 24-year-old in a drunk driving crash last month.
Adam Paulson, 42, is facing a felony vehicular manslaughter charge after hitting and killing Madeline Duskey as she walked across Eagle Road in a crosswalk Nov. 18.
Paulson was on probation in another case - and barred from drinking - at the time.
Prosecutor Scott Bandy said Paulson's blood alcohol content was measured at .213 - more than two-and-a-half times the legal limit.
The suspect has been held in the Ada County Jail on a $1 million bond since his arrest.
Matthew Williams, Paulson's attorney, argued that was too high, noting that his client had no felony convictions and had never missed a court date.
If allowed to get out of jail on a lower bond, the lawyer said, Paulson would agree to strict conditions, including house arrest, alcohol monitoring, and "absolutely no driving" while his case is pending.
"We believe the concerns as to whether he is a danger to the community while he is out can be addressed with specific compliance with the monitoring systems," Williams said.
But Bandy argued that monitoring would only alert law enforcement after the fact, not prevent Paulson from breaking the rules. The prosecutor also expressed concerns that Paulson may try to leave the area if released from jail.
"We do not believe there are any conditions you could place on Mr. Paulson that would make him safe to remain in the community," he said.
Judge John Hawley ultimately sided with the prosecution, leaving Paulson's bond set at $1 million. Paulson is due back in court Dec. 20 for a preliminary hearing.