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Updated: 4:08 p.m. July 2, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The man charged in a drunk driving crash that killed an off-duty Milwaukee Police Officer is bound over for trial. 

Dante James, 34, also pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday morning. 

He's accused of running a red light near 60th and Capitol on June 18 and crashing into a car driven by Officer Kou Her who was driving home after finishing his shift at District 4. 

The 27-year-old Her was laid to rest Monday. 

James will be back in court later in July.

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Posted: 4:05 a.m. July 2, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The man accused in the fatal crash of Milwaukee Police Officer Kou Her is expected in court Tuesday morning.

Dante James faces several charges including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and hit-and-run.

Authorities say on June 18, Officer Her was on his way home from work when he was hit and killed by James, who was speeding and driving under the influence. The crash happened near 60th and Capitol. Investigators say James had been drinking all day and was fired from his job for being drunk at work hours before the crash.

He faces more than 70 years in prison.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

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