Updated 03/11/2013 01:02 PM
Briskin pleads not guilty in fatal Charlton crash
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BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. -- The woman accused of driving drunk in a fatal crash last November was arraigned Monday and pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and DWI.
According to the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office, Traci Briskin ran a stop sign on Jockey Street in Charlton and hit a car driven by 49-year-old Thomas Baker, who later died at the hospital.
Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy said, "We're ready for trial on the case, and we're proceeding as we would. It's a very serious case, allegedly driving drunk and killing someone. It's very sad for the family, obviously, and we're proceeding in a very cautious but methodical way."
Murphy said the top count Briskin faces - which is manslaughter - carries a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison.