FARGO, N.D. (KVLY) The driver of a June car crash near Mapleton that killed a 22-year-old man is facing a charge of aggravated reckless driving.
Levi Allmaras, of West Fargo, has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge.
The crash happened after Allmaras entered the intersection at 42nd Street S.E. and struck a van carrying a basketball team from Lisbon.
22-year-old Cameron Bolton was the passenger in Allmaras' car and was taken to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo where he later died from his injuries.
All of the van passengers were treated at Sanford as well for their injuries, but they were not life-threatening.
According to court documents, officers saw an opened case of beer in Allmaras' back seat, but no open containers.
An officer could detect a slight odor of alcohol on Allmaras' breath while the two were talking. When asked how much he had to drink that day, Allmaras replied, 'not much.' He went on to claim that he only had two beers all day.
Documents say Allmaras denied drinking any of the beer in his back seat. Adding that he thought he had his last drink before he got in his car and left.
Allmaras then took a breath test and registered a blood-alcohol level of .014 percent, which is under the legal limit of .08.
While in the hospital, Allmaras declined to provide a blood sample to officers.
His next court date in is set for Jan. 10.