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Gary City Court increasing bonds during holidays

Updated: January 3, 2013 6:26AM



GARY — Getting arrested in Gary during the holiday season could be more costly for those suspected of drunken driving or firing a weapon into the air.

Gary City Court Judge Deidre Monroe announced changes in the bond schedule beginning Friday, Dec. 7 and continuing through Saturday, Jan. 5.

During that time period, anyone arrested and charged with misdemeanor criminal recklessness or operating while intoxicated will be held on $1,500 cash bond or $15,000 surety, the judge said.

Monroe increases bond amounts for the Christmas and New Year holidays every year in an effort to discourage people from committing these crimes.



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