Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet denied bond for Daniel R. Gonzalez, saying he posed a flight danger.
Mr. Gonzalez is accused of being drunk when he crashed his vehicle March 14 on Center West Parkway. His passenger, 17-year-old Victor Martinez, died from his injuries.
After the crash, Mr. Gonzalez, 23, fled the scene with a second passenger. Four hours after the wreck, his blood alcohol level was .144, said Assistant District Attorney Brooks Hudson.