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Yuba City woman charged in biker’s death

A Yuba City woman is out on bail this week after being charged in the 2005 death of “Chicago Dave,” a man from North San Juan.

Amanda D. Driggers, 18, faces felony manslaughter charges and will be in Yuba County Superior Court in Marysville at 9 a.m. May 19 for a hearing.

Driggers pleaded innocent to two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, one charging her with driving while intoxicated, and the other with driving with gross negligence.

Driggers was released from the Yuba County Jail after Superior Court Judge James Curry on Monday reduced her bail to $75,000. Janet Frye, legal assistant with the District Attorney’s office, said court records were unclear as to the original amount of bail.

Driggers is charged in connection with the death of David M. Beaver in a rural area of Yuba County on Sept. 4, 2005.

Beaver, 51, was riding his 1994 Harley-Davisdson “Fatboy” on Willow Glen Road when Driggers allegedly came wide around a curve and hit him head-on, according to reports from the California Highway Patrol.

Beaver was on his way to a blues festival in the town of Brownsville when Driggers hit him and the truck behind him, which Beaver’s friend was driving.

Toxicology reports showed that Driggers was under the influence of an illegal drug. Officer Jeff Larson of the Yuba-Sutter CHP office said he could not reveal the specific drug because that information could prejudice the case against Driggers.

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