BAKERSFIELD - The man who California Highway Patrol officers say seriously injured a woman in a drunken driving accident pleaded "not guilty" Tuesday morning.
Thirty-one-year-old Kristopher Carter was driving under the influence on April 21 when he hit 20-year-old Leann Harris. Harris was pumping gas at the Shell station on Highway 65 and Merle Haggard Drive, CHP officers said.
The accident left Harris paralyzed from the waist down.
Carter is a former Bakersfield police officer.
Carter is expected to enter a plea on DUI and hit and run charges.
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