NYC man denies driving drunk in crash that hurt 9

(AP) - A New York man who police say fledafter driving into a crowd leaving a soccer match in New Jerseylast weekend has pleaded not guilty to drunk driving.

Frank Morocho of the Bronx entered the pleaWednesday in East Rutherford Municipal Court.

The 21-year-old also faces charges of assault by auto andleaving the scene of a dangerous accident.

Friday night's crash injured nine people near the newMeadowlands Stadium.

The victims, including a 20-month-old child, were treated at twoarea hospitals and all are expected to recover. They were crossingRoute 120 when they were struck just before midnight.

Morocho was later found in Wallington.

He declined comment after the hearing.

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