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Three young adults died when a car crashed into a tree in Olney, Md., early Sunday morning. One was a senior at Magruder High School, and the other two were alumni.
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Three young adults died when a car crashed into a tree in Olney, Md., early Sunday morning. One was a senior at Magruder High School, and the other two were alumni.

In his first appearance in Montgomery County district court Monday, 20-year-old Kevin Coffey was ordered held for a variety of charges, including: failure to remain at the scene of an accident, not assisting an injured person, and attempting to elude police on foot.

Arresting officers noted Coffey carried a strong odor of alcohol at the time of his arrest, and county State's Attorney John McCarthy said interviews with the surviving passenger, 19-year-old Charles Nardella, revealed Coffey had attended two parties earlier that evening.

McCarthy also says although Coffey will be monitored round the clock if he makes bail, the judge has agreed not to impose electronic monitoring at McCarthy's request.

"When an appropriate sentence is sought, and if we seek jail time we want real jail time, not time that can be credited through electronic monitoring. And that would have been what would have happened, if that would have occurred here," McCarthy says.

Coffey could face additional charges, pending the results of a blood alcohol test.

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