James Woetzel, 48, has been charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. He appeared in court in a wheelchair with his hands cuffed to the armrests.
Woetzel’s attorney Russel Bickert said his client doesn’t ordinarily use a wheelchair but hasn’t been feeling well, CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported.
Woetzel’s appearance was delayed Wednesday, as court officers said they had a difficult time getting him to court, Sloan reported.
Prosecutors say Woetzel drove his pickup truck through barricades Sunday, slamming into several produce stands.
Donna Wine, 58, was killed, and two others were hurt.
Witnesses said Wine was dragged under the truck for three blocks before Woetzel stopped.
Wine was pronounced dead on the scene.