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Teen ordered back to jail until trial

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Wade Hall appears before Effingham County Superior Judge John Turner. Wade Hall appears before Effingham County Superior Judge John Turner.
EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

A teen accused of driving drunk, crashing and killing his passenger and friend has been out on bond since the crash wreck in Effingham County.

The teen is going back to jail until his trial for vehicular homicide. 

Effingham County Superior Judge John Turner revoked 19-year-old Wade Hall's probation on Tuesday morning.

Springfield police testified they found Hall with spice and pipes in his parked car. Hall has been on out on bond after crashing his car on Midland Road.

In April 2011, his friend and passenger Josh Stafford died in that wreck. Hall pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. 

Hall's lawyer also asked the judge to throw out the blood-alcohol test that says he blew a .07. The judge will rule on that at a later date.

"The court is concerned about the safety of the public in general as a result of this situation. Maybe Mr. Hall has some dependency problem. If he has a dependency problem and puts a vehicle in his hands, it's just like any other weapon and could hurt somebody," said Effingham County Judge William Woodrum.

Hall has been out on bond since the crash. Hall's attorney also asked the judge to throw out the blood-alcohol test.

The judge will rule on that at another time.

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