y Radar Staff
A key backer of a political bill that could put Dog the Bounty Hunter and other bail bondsmen out of business is facing a grand jury probe that could put her behind bars for a car crash that killed a pregnant woman.
Colorado state Senator Suzanne Williams is a key supporter of a bill that would allow convicted criminals to post their own bail, effectively replacing bounty hunters like Duane Chapman with the government. The problem, say opponents of the bill, is that it would flood society with criminals and no one to chase them down and bring them back to face charges if they skip court appearances.
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As RadarOnline reported, Chapman and wife Beth have been in Colorado opposing the bill and trying to meet with its sponsor, Sen. John Morse, but he has ducked them. Beth mobilized her 140,000 Twitter followers with a series of Tweets about the bill and how Morse has been ducking the Chapmans.
Now, the Denver Daily News has revealed shocking details about Williams, who supports the bill. She was involved in a crash on Dec. 26 and a Texas grand jury will likely review the case, according to district attorney David Green.
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He told the paper that Williams could face criminally negligent homicide charges.
While Williams supports letting criminals post bail without bondsmen involved, she has been the subject of a lengthy criminal investigation. Williams’ Honda veered into traffic, causing a crash that killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman.
Williams has pushed tough legislation in Colorado requiring seatbelts but the Denver Daily News reported that investigators said her son and two grandchildren, who were in the car at the time of the crash, were not wearing seatbelts. Williams lawyer says he is confident no criminal charges will be filed against her.
The paper also says the initial investigative report claimed Willams moved one of her grandchildren into a safety seat after the accident raising questions of a coverup.
The revelation about Williams adds a new dimension to the fight in Colorado and the appearance that Sen. Morse is ducking the famous Bounty Hunter who believes this bill will put dangerous criminals on the street with no one to chase them if they flee.