LEOMINSTER (CBS) – A Leominster man charged in a hit and run that left a teen with two broken legs was ordered held on $15,000 bail Monday.
Daniel Brand, 34, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday in Leominster District Court to charges of leaving the scene of an accident and intimidating a witness.
Police say Brand hit 16-year-old Joshua Carillo as the teen rode his bike on Route 12 May 5.
Instead of stopping to help Carillo, investigators say Brand drove for about a mile with the bike pinned underneath his car.
A witness told officers she saw Brand getting rid of the mangled bike and that Brand threatened her later.
“I have spoken to him and his wife. They both maintain he is not the perpetrator,” said Brand’s attorney, Ellen O’Connor.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports