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Not Guilty Plea in Case Where Child Lost Leg at School

The 83-year0old driver is accused of DUI.

The crash happened 8 months ago. (Photo: Patch Archive)
The crash happened 8 months ago. (Photo: Patch Archive)

An 83-year-old Palm Desert man who crashed his car into a fence at an elementary school, where a 10-year-old student was struck by flying debris and ended up losing a leg, pleaded not guilty today to a felony DUI charge.

Malcolm Ross Paterson was charged last month with one count of driving under the influence causing injury, along with a sentence-enhancing allegation of great bodily injury, in the Oct. 23 crash that injured Lincoln Elementary School student Adrian Grajeda.

--City News Service


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