PHOENIX (AP) -- A Tempe man has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges stemming the death of a Chandler police officer.
Authorities allege 31-year-old Brian Yazzie was intoxicated Oct. 31 when his vehicle rear-ended the police motorcycle of Officer David Payne, who was stopped at a red light.
Yazzie entered his plea Monday when arraigned in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Charges against Yazzie include second-degree murder, endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident involving a death or physical injury and multiple counts of aggravated driving while under the influence,
Some of the charges stem from the presence of a young child in Yazzie's vehicle.
Authorities have said Yazzie had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.