MOUNT VERNON — A man charged with striking and killing a 17-year-old girl as she crossed the street was arraigned Friday in Knox County Common Pleas Court.
Curtis Hull, 32, entered not guilty pleas to one count of aggravated vehicular homicide and four counts of operating a vehicle under the influence. The aggravated vehicular homicide charge is a second-degree felony, and the OVI charges are firstdegree misdemeanors.
The charges against Hull stem from Nov. 8, 2015, in Mount Vernon, when Hull, driving a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer on Mansfield Avenue, allegedly struck 17-year-old Chelsie Alaimo while she was crossing the street, causing fatal injuries.
The charges allege that Hull was impaired at the time, having high levels of marijuana, cocaine and heroin in his system.
Hull was represented in court Friday by Public Defender Bruce Malek. At the hearing, Hull said he intends to hire his own attorney for future proceedings.
Hull is being held at the Knox County Jail on a $250,000 cash bond.
Hull also has an unrelated felony possession of cocaine charge outstanding in common pleas court. The case predates the aggravated homicide charge and is scheduled for jury trial March 8.