Bill Burkett, Toledo's former commissioner of economic and business development, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to one count each of aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony, and vehicular assault, a fourth-degree felony.
The charges stem from a May 14 crash that left 15-year-old Noah Tolson hospitalized with serious injuries. Tolson was in a medically induced coma for about 10 days.
Burkett had been accused of driving under the influence when he hit the St. John's High School student who was out jogging. That OVI charge was dismissed on June 12 and on June 14 the grand jury handed up an indictment on the charges he currently faces.
On Tuesday, Burkett agreed to not ingest illicit drugs or alcohol unless it is lawfully prescribed and must submit to random drug tests. He was transported to LCCC to be fingerprinted and released.
His trial is set for Aug. 27 at 1:30 PM