Suspect in hit-skip death of Cleveland officer pleads not guilty

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The man accused of hitting and killing a Cleveland police officer along Interstate 90 last month pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday morning.

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Israel Alvarez was arraigned on charges including aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.

Investigators say Alvarez was high on cocaine when he hit Officer David Fahey and kept going.

Fahey was directing traffic at the time after an earlier accident.

Alvarez's $500,000 bond was continued, and he'll appear in court again March 2.

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