Man from crash killing OH trooper faces new charge

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DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say a man who killed an Ohio trooper in a 2001 drunken driving crash plans to be in court to address a new charge accusing him of driving despite a lifetime license suspension.

A spokeswoman for the prosecutor in Delaware County north of Columbus says a Tuesday change of plea hearing was scheduled in common pleas court for David Dye.

Dye, of Westerville in suburban Columbus, is charged with the felony suspension count and misdemeanor driving with open alcohol. Genoa Township police say he had a mixed drink in his vehicle but was not drinking when arrested in November.

Police say Dye had been released from parole in January after serving nearly eight years in the death of Trooper Frank Vazquez

He has pleaded not guilty.

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