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Man accused in De Smet teen's death pleads not guilty

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DE SMET (AP) -- A Minnesota man accused of driving drunk and killing a South Dakota teenager has pleaded not guilty.

Twenty-eight-year-old James Harris of Anoka, Minn., pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of drunken driving, hit and run, and vehicular homicide.

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Harris is accused of driving drunk and running a stop sign in De Smet on Sept. 23, hitting two pedestrians. The Highway Patrol says 16-year-old Zachary Eichstadt of De Smet was killed. The second pedestrian was treated for minor injuries.

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