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Court revokes bond for man accused of DUI

LAWRENCEVILLE - The bond set Tuesday for a man accused of driving drunk and running down a Lawrenceville woman was temporarily revoked Wednesday.

After a Gwinnett County magistrate set a $46,800 cash bond for Constantin Toncz, 39, the district attorney's office immediately filed a petition for bond revocation. In the petition, Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Taylor told the court Toncz was already out on bond for a January felony theft charge and that he may pose a risk of committing new felonies. She further pointed to the "egregious nature" of the charges, saying, "The facts of the case indicate this was an intentional act rather than a negligent act."

A Magistrate Court judge agreed with prosecutors, ordering Toncz held without bail at least until a bond hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Toncz is charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

District Attorney Danny Porter said following Toncz's arrest on the most recent charges, the bondsman who sprung Toncz on the theft charge came in and removed himself from the bond.

Police said 25-year-old Sabrina Stanek died just after 9 p.m. Sunday on Belmont Lane when Toncz struck her with his Ford F350, crushing her between his truck and another truck parked on the street.

Stanek, the mother of two young children, was reportedly trying to flag down Toncz to get him to slow down in the residential area.

Police found the pickup truck parked about 500 feet from the scene of the accident, they said, and witnesses identified Toncz, who had fled on foot, as the driver.

Toncz, whom court documents list as a self-employed construction worker, also lives on Belmont Lane, just houses away from Stanek's residence.

Records show Toncz has retained Lawrenceville attorney Donn M. Peevy to represent him.