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Columbus judge decision reversed in vehicular homicide case involving teenager and decorated soldier

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The Georgia Court of Appeals has reversed a decision made by Columbus Judge Gil McBride regarding 17-year-old Jack Hughes.

Hughes was charged with Vehicular Homicide for a 2011 car crash that killed a highly decorated soldier. McBride originally ruled that police had no probable cause to test Hughes' blood for alcohol or drugs, therefore it would not be used as evidence in the case.

On Nov. 21, 2013, the Georgia Court of Appeals decided that the blood tests are permissible to be used in the trial.

SGT Jerome Owens was killed in the accident that took place in June 2011. Owens was a combat medic from Valdosta, Ga. who was stationed at Fort Benning. He had received 21 military awards and decorations.

Hughes continues to face charges, and is yet to go to trial for the incident.

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