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NC mom's bond remains at $2 million in DWI death of daughter

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Amber Sandvig and her daughter Alanna. (MySpace photos) Amber Sandvig and her daughter Alanna. (MySpace photos)

A judge has denied a New Bern woman's request to have her bond reduced from $2 million.

The court ruling happened Wednesday morning in a case that started about a year ago.

25-year-old Amber Sandvig is facing charges in the death of her 6-year-old daughter Alanna on Feb. 22, 2013.

Sandvig is accused of driving high on drugs when she crashed the car with her two children in the backseat. Sandvig's 2-year-old son survived the crash.

Sandvig's attorney filed a motion to modify the bond, but the presiding judge held a hearing and then denied the motion.  Her bond will remain at $2 million secured.

Sandvig was also charged with DWI in 2012, after a crash with her toddler son in the car.

In the 2013 crash, a lab result found oxycodone in Sandvig's system.  Law enforcement also found also drug paraphernalia in her car and on her person, including syringes, a needle, and spoon.

Sandvig is charged with felony death by motor vehicle, three counts of felony serious injury by motor vehicle, and two counts of felony child abuse.

Her next scheduled court date is May 2, 2014 in Craven County District Court.

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