Man pleads not guilty in Carmichael hit, run that killed man, 4 dogs

6:19 AM, Jan 11, 2013   |    comments
Paul William Walden arrested in connection with Carmichael hit and run.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California man has pleaded not guilty to charges in a deadly drunken driving crash that killed a man and four dogs.

Prosecutors say 31-year-old Paul William Walden was drunk behind the wheel of car traveling down a Carmichael street at 80 mph with no lights when he blew through a stop sign.

The car struck 21-year-old Harison Long-Randall, his 23-year-old girlfriend Gemily West and her dogs. Long-Randall and the four dogs were killed.

Walden fled the scene and was captured a short time later.

The Sacramento Bee says Walden pleaded not guilty on Thursday to murder, vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence and other charges in last July's crash.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March.

The Associated Press

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