Nathan Ray is charged with hitting a motorcyclist in Sept. on I-40 near Levy and leaving the scene.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Hit-and-run suspect Nathan Ray pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in North Little Rock criminal court.
The driver of the motorcycle, Trevor Ware, suffered severe head injuries, but is in stable condition.
"Right now he has pneumonia. We were scheduled to go home Monday and that's pushed back. Right now they're giving him a course of antibiotics," says Pamela Ware, Trevor Ware's mother.
Hope is all Pamela Ware clings to as she waits to see how her son Trevor responds to injuries stemming from a motorcycle crash nearly a month ago.
"The head injury is not definite. It's still wait and see," says Ware.
Authorities believe Ray, of North Little Rock, crashed his car into Ware September 3rd and drug the motorcycle down I-40, and then left the accident scene.
Tuesday morning Ray pleaded not guilty to charges of reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident with injury and driving with a suspended license.
"I wasn't surprised by the not guilty pleading. I think it was in line with how he's behaved up until this point. I think he's a coward, he left my son on the highway to die basically," says Ware.
Ray's court date is set for January 9th and he is represented by Little Rock Attorney, Virgil Young. Pamela Ware says she plans to follow the case until justice is served.
"Trevor has a right to be represented in those appearances. We want to make sure that there is a representation for him there and we get the information first hand. So we're really going to aggressively follow that," says Ware.
Donation website set up for Trevor Ware