Santa Cruz Tesla driver arraigned, pleads not guilty

The alleged killer of Santa Cruz cyclist Josh Alper was arraigned last Friday in Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Stephen Siegel decided not to set bail for Navindra Kumar Jain, the driver who lost control of his car on Highway 1 last November 2. He veered across the center line and struck Alper, who was cycling in the shoulder, head on. Judge Seigel said, “As long as the individual does not operate a motor vehicle, I’m not concerned about the community’s safety.”

Does this mean Jain has lost his driving privileges pending his trial?

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