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  • A South Carolina judge has denied bond for a former "American Idol" contestant accused of barreling into a man with his pickup truck and killing him. Caleb Kennedy has been jailed since February on a charge of driving under the influence resulting in the death of 54-year-old Larry Duane Parris. A judge ruled last week she might reconsider bond for Kennedy following a psychiatric evaluation in 45 days. Prosecutors said Kennedy had marijuana and Prozac in his system at the time of the crash. Kennedy's attorney told news outlets after the bond hearing that Kennedy's mental health would be better outside of jail.
  • An arrest warrant states that marijuana was involved in a deadly South Carolina crash in which a former "American Idol" contestant has been charged with driving under the influence. Authorities say 17-year-old Caleb Kennedy ran over a man with his pickup truck Tuesday after driving up a residential driveway in Spartanburg County. A prosecutor said in court Wednesday that Kennedy told deputies after the crash that he had taken a "deep draw" from a vaping device and felt its effects while driving. Kennedy's lawyer called it a "terrible accident" and said no alcohol was involved. The warrant is the first indication that marijuana is part of the prosecution's felony charge.