A man suspected of a DUI crash that left a girl with major burns pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon.
Francisco Padilla was arrested last week for several charges including felony hit-and-run.
Police say Padilla crashed his vehicle into a home on Monterey Street in Bakersfield.
Two girls were playing on the porch when it happened. Alisianna Gomez, 6, was trapped underneath. Her grandfather used a jack to get the car off her.
The family says other witnesses chased Padilla down. Alisianna was scheduled for surgery Monday.
Padilla is due back in court later this month.