Man pleads not guilty in Batavia hit-and-run

August 27, 2009 3:30:33 PM PDT
A man pleaded not guilty on Thursday in a deadly hit-and-run.Edward Cook, 24, is charged with aggravated DUI, reckless homicide, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and several other charges.

Police say he drove onto a sidewalk last month in Batavia and struck a man who was walking his dog.

David Long, 57, died from his injuries.

Police say cook fled the scene on foot but he was later arrested.

Prosecutors say cook stole the car and say he's never had a valid driver's license.


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