West Covina City Councilman Michael Spence pleaded not guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a drug.
Spence, 50, was not required to attend the hearing and entered his plea through his attorney.
Spence was allegedly driving under the influence of a drug when his vehicle struck a pole near Azusa Avenue and Cypress Street in Covina June 12, according to prosecutors.
A pretrial hearing was set Dec. 7 for Spence, who could face up to six months in county jail if convicted of the charge, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
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–City News Service