EUGENE, Ore. - A driver accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian before driving away from the scene is among the 32 inmates released from the Lane County Jail on Thursday due to budget cuts.
Jason Allen Manske, 33, was booked June 8 on charges of criminally negligent homicide and hit and run.
He is accused of hitting and killing Bryson Krissie, 18, as the Lane Community College student and volunteer firefighter from Dexter walked along 30th Avenue in Eugene.
Manske will be placed on electronic surveillance using a GPS ankle bracelet, as will two other people released from the jail who
Aaron Earl Curry, 33, has been held at the jail since May 2 on charges of Manslaughter 1 and Contempt of Court.
Jeremy Christopher Henry, 33, has been held at the jail since April 8 on charges of Driving while Under the Influence, Reckless Driving and Manslaughter 1.
This is the third release in as many days as the jail reduces its capacity in the wake of county budget cuts.