BANGOR — A 22-year-old Maine man has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident in connection with the hit-and-run death of a University of Maine student.

Garrett Cheney entered his plea today at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.

Cheney is charged with striking and killing 20-year-old Jordyn Bakely on an Orono street at about 3 a.m. on Jan. 30.

According to the Bangor Daily News, police say Cheney then drove off and later crashed his car on Interstate 95 in Etna. An affidavit says he had a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent, nearly twice the legal limit.


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