Cheyenne Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Hit-&-Run, Posts $20K Bond
Kyle Ziemer pleaded not guilty Monday in Laramie County District Court to charges of aggravated homicide by vehicle: DUI and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury or death.
Police say Ziemer was driving under the influence of alcohol on March 24 when he swerved into the median near the intersection of Nationway and Hot Springs Avenue and hit Andrea Martinez, who was walking on the pavement part of the median.
Ziemer failed to stop, but witnesses followed him to his home in the 4000 block of E. Ninth Street and he was subsequently arrested.
Martinez was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center where she died from her injuries.
Ziemer's bond was initially set at $20,000 cash, but Judge Steven Sharpe modified it to cash or surety and a bondsman posted Ziemer's bail yesterday, April 13.
As part of his bond conditions, Ziemer has to wear a SCRAM monitor. He's also prohibited from driving a motor vehicle.
Ziemer is currently scheduled for trial on Aug. 3. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.
For more information about this case, check out our earlier posts:
- Cheyenne Man Bound Over in Fatal Hit-&-Run Crash
- Victim Identified in Deadly Cheyenne Hit-&-Run
- Cheyenne Man Could Face Up to 20 Years in Deadly Hit-&-Run
- UPDATE: Cheyenne Woman Dies After Being Hit by Suspected DUI Driver
- UPDATE: Suspected DUI Driver in Custody After Injuring Pedestrian in Cheyenne