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Hector Hoyt, the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) employee involved in the Jan. 6 hit and run that resulted in the death of a 54-year-old pedestrian Robert Fisher, pleaded not guilty to one count of felony hit and run during his arraignment on Jan. 30, reported Fox 5 News San Diego.

Hoyt had been arrested Jan. 22,  posted bail, and was released the next day. According to Dan Gilleon, the attorney for the victim’s family, the family is planning to sue.

On Jan. 23, SDG&E released a statement that Hoyt was no longer employed with the company:

“The accident involving Mr. Fisher was a terrible tragedy. SDG&E has cooperated fully with the El Cajon Police Department during its investigation. Mr. Hoyt is no longer an employee of SDG&E.”

After the defendant was arraigned, a judge set a readiness conference for March 27 and a preliminary hearing for April 15.