Fitzgerald Trial Begins In September

By WBNG News

Fitzgerald Trial Begins In September

July 22, 2010 Updated Aug 4, 2009 at 4:40 PM EST

A man accused of killing a Port Dickinson Police officer while driving drunk will go to trial next month.

After 31 year old Patrick Fitzgerald today withdrew his request for a pre-trial hearing, a trial was set for September 21st.

In July last year, officer Aldo Rossi was directing traffic where a tree had fallen across an off-ramp on Route 7.

He was talking to a driver when State Police say Fitzgerald hit that driver's car and hit and killed officer Rossi.

Fitzgerald was indicted on 6 charges, including Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Manslaughter and Driving While Intoxicated.

He refused a plea deal in April.

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