A 24-year-old Stoughton man pleaded not guilty Monday morning from his hospital bed to drunken driving, motor vehicle homicide and other charges related to a fatal car crash that killed a 20-year-old Curry College cheerleader.
Sean Jackman was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail during his arraignment at Boston Medical Center, authorities said. He was in fair condition as of Monday afternoon.
While the Canton crash happened in Norfolk County, a Suffolk County district attorney's office prosecutor has been assigned to the case because Jackman's uncle worked for the Norfolk office and Jackman was an intern there.
Jackman was allegedly driving drunk and speeding when he crashed into a wall and tree early Saturday morning. The crash killed his passenger, Evan Bard.
Bard, of Agawam, was a junior nursing student and member of the college's cheerleading team. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
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