A Huntsville Memorial Hospital employee charged with intoxicated assault on a peace officer in The Woodlands last April is back in the Montgomery County Jail after her bond was revoked Friday.
Calli Dretke, 26, was arrested at the hospital by a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team and is being held this weekend without bond at the Montgomery County Jail, according to jail records.
Judge Kathleen Hamilton of the 359th District Court in Montgomery County revoked Dretke’s bond after Dretke submitted two diluted court-ordered urine samples, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter. Dretke is scheduled to go before Hamilton on Monday.
SWAT teams typically make arrests on felony warrants out of Montgomery County, according to the Reporter.
In the early hours of April 22, Dretke was arrested after her Toyota SUV collided with a Breath Alcohol Testing van and two marked Montgomery County patrol cars as she traveled eastbound on Research Forest Road in The Woodlands. Officers were involved in restraining the suspect in another DWI incident at the time.
A Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy suffered a broken leg when he was struck on impact, and, as of two weeks ago, had not been cleared to return to work, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office officials told The Item.
According to a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office report, damage to the BAT van and sheriff’s department vehicles exceeded $20,000. The BAT van is still out of service.
Tests showed that Dretke’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit at the time of the accident.
“(Dretke) failed field sobriety tests at the scene (of the accident), and toxicology reports indicate that she was intoxicated,” said Erik Burse, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, which helped investigate the accident.
A few days after the accident, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office upgraded Dretke’s third degree intoxicated assault charges to second degree charges because a peace officer had been injured as a result of the accident. A second-degree felony carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Dretke, a Huntsville native, serves as director of marketing and community relations for Huntsville Memorial Hospital, but she is not involved in care of HMH patients. Calls to Huntsville Memorial Hospital were not returned by press time Saturday.