The driver who is accused of ramming a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. worker and was struck by Caleb "Kai" McGillivary's hatchet in February pleaded innocent Friday in Fresno County Superior Court during an arraignment.
Jett McBride, 54, of Tacoma, Wash., is charged with the attempted murder of PG&E worker Rayshawn Neely, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of battery for driving his car into PG&E workers on Feb. 1 near Marks and McKinley avenues.
McBride's lawyer, Deborah Girard-Gross, pleaded on his behalf.
Another hearing was set for April 4; McBride's trial is set for April 18.
If convicted, he faces up to 17 years in prison.