A Kuna woman, charged in the Thanksgiving 2014 death of a Boise cyclist, is back behind bars.
Sharon Howell, 43, was arrested this summer
and charged with vehicular manslaughter. She posted $20,000 bond for her release but prosecutors said Howell violated the conditions of her release when police discovered she had consumed alcohol. Howell's bond was revoked Oct. 5 and she was returned to the Ada County Jail. Additionally, her bond was increased to $250,000.
Kurt Krieger, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene on Thanksgiving weekend 2014
, after he was hit in an intersection of Lake Hazel and Meridian roads. Investigators said Krieger was riding his bicycle westbound on Lake Hazel Road when he was hit by a Ford Taurus traveling north on Meridian Road. Krieger had been heading toward the celebration of a joint birthday party with his best friend. He died three days short of his 48th birthday.
Prosecutors said Howell had a blood alcohol level of .09 and she had been distracted prior to the crash by taking a drink from a sports drink bottle in her vehicle.