Man suspected in DUI crash that severely injured 6-year-old girl enters plea


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.

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