A Uintah, Weber County, man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in 2nd District Court to a charge of automobile homicide in the Nov. 8 death of an Ogden social worker.
Ryan R. Boman, 29, is charged with one count of second-degree felony automobile homicide and two counts of DUI in the accident that killed John Obrigewitsch, 31, Ogden. He pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for a March 26 pre-trial hearing.Boman collided head-on with Obrigewitsch on U.S. 89 in south Weber. The social worker from the Weber County Department of Human Services was driving a county car and, with co-worker Trudy DeCanty, 45, Ogden, was on his way to the home of a child in need, according to co-workers.
Prosecutors charge Boman had a blood alcohol count of 0.17, more than double the legal driving limit of 0.08. Boman suffered a broken arm in the crash.
DeCanty was injured and spent several days in the hospital. A third driver, David Ingraham, 64, Layton, was also injured when Boman's truck struck his vehicle after hitting the first car.
The automobile homicide charge, which carries a prison term of one to 15 years, was filed in connection with Obrigewitsch's death, and the two DUI counts were filed for the other two people injured in the accident.