Maine woman accused of killing pedestrian pleads not guilty
Aug. 18, 2017
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman accused of striking and killing a pedestrian in South Portland in a drunken-driving crash has pleaded not guilty.
Kristen Hodak of Arundel appeared in court Friday to answer charges of manslaughter, operating under the influence, and leaving the scene.
Police say she struck 24-year-old Joseph LePage while he was walking along a roadway on July 2. Her car was found unattended two miles away from the scene of the fatal crash. Investigators say Hodak received a ride to a friend's house before returning to the crash site.
WGME-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2vQkh0q) that Hodak will be subjected random drug and alcohol tests before her next court date.