A Newport Coast woman charged with hitting and killing a bicyclist while driving drunk pleaded not guilty Friday.
Danae Marie Miller, 23, was arraigned at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. She is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
The Feb. 21 crash killed Amine Britel, 41, a Moroccan immigrant who owned a travel agency in Newport Beach.
Police said Miller was drinking at her workplace before driving home that evening. Prosecutors said she was also texting when she drifted into the bike lane on San Joaquin Hills Road and hit Britel from behind. Britel died at the scene.