Janet Hinds bonds out of jail after judge orders weekly drug tests


CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A woman accused of hitting and killing a Chattanooga Police officer has bonded out of jail.

This comes after a judge found Janet Hinds violated conditions of her bond and raised it to $175,000.

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Hinds is accused of hitting and killing Officer Nicholas Galinger in February.

Prosecutors say she left the scene and they believe she was under the influence.

Recently she failed a drug test. It tested positive for alcohol.

While she denies she drank, Judge Don Poole found there was enough evidence that she violated her bond.

Judge Poole says the conditions of her bond will remain the same, except she will have to undergo weekly drug tests. She also will be randomly tested twice a month.

Barry Galinger, Officer Nicholas Galinger’s father, told us he is pleased with the decision.

“We are glad that she had to stand responsible for a higher bond and more intensive samples, urine tests. She is either going to pass them or she is going to fail them,” Barry Galinger said.

Hinds will be back in court on September 4th.

Prosecutors say they plan to set a trial date at that time.