Kyle Bahensky was sent back behind bars on Thursday after his bail was increased to $300,000, which he did not pay.
Bahensky pleaded not guilty at the hearing at West Valley Superior Court to charges related to the Oct. 8 crash involving a pickup that he was allegedly driving and a sedan.
Joshua Roberson, 13, who was riding in the sedan, died in the collision at Campus Avenue and Arrow Highway in Upland.
"Based upon the charges, his bail was increased, as expected," defense attorney Michael Scafiddi said.
Bahensky of Ontario has been charged with one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, two counts of driving under the influence causing bodily injury, and one count of hit-and-run resulting in injury or death.
"It's not uncommon for us to do further investigation to make sure we're able to go forward," Hinson said about the delay in filing charges.
Formal charges against Bahensky were filed Feb. 6, which was well within the statue of limitations, Hinson said.
Police officers contend Bahensky was driving the pickup at the time of the crash. He was arrested after authorities located him at his home in Ontario.
Bahensky was originally booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, but was released after posting bail, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department booking records.
He is expected back in court on Wednesday.