The woman accused of driving under the influence and killing a longtime Arvin High School teacher appeared in court on Tuesday.
Kylie Sluder pleaded not guilty in a Mojave court room on Dec. 12 to several felony and misdemeanor charges, including gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and carrying a concealed firearm in the vehicle.
On Dec. 4, Sluder, 26, and Scott Demunnik collided head-on on Highway 223, west of Highway 58 and National Cemetery. Demunnik, who was a chemistry teacher at Arvin High for the past 18 years, died in the crash.
Sluder was driving a car that was reported stolen, according to CHP. Drug paraphernalia was also found inside the vehicle.
Sluder will be back in court on Dec. 21. Her bail is set at $125,000.