Sacto 9-1-1
May 9, 2013
Woman convicted in 2008 El Dorado Hills DUI crash back in jail

A woman convicted of of drunken driving in a collision that injured two bicyclists in El Dorado Hills in 2008 is back in jail after nearly two years as a fugitive.

Brandi Morgan Thomas, 24, was driving under the influence of alcohol in 2008 when she swerved into the bicycle lane and struck two female bicyclists, who suffered major injuries. In March 2009, Thomas was convicted and sentenced to seven years in state prison. Her sentence was suspended and she was granted five years formal probation, which included the requirement that she "obey all laws," according to an El Dorado County District Attorney's Office news release.

In August 2011, Thomas was arrested on suspicion of several felonies, including burglary, forgery and conspiracy to commit a crime. She then fled the county and had been a fugitive until she was located last month in Michigan.

Investigators with the District Attorney's office, using an El Dorado Hills-based company, Intellaegis, and its new technology "Masterqueue," tracked Thomas in Florida, Tennessee and eventually in Michigan, officials said.

The district attorney's investigators, working with Michigan State Police, arrested Thomas, who has since been extradited. She is currently in El Dorado County Jail, where she is being held in lieu of $425,000 bail.

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