Helmlinger pleads not guilty for the traffic death of Hawaii fire department captain

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A Big Island man accused of the traffic death of a Hawaii Fire Department captain in May has plead not guilty to manslaughter and second-degree negligent homicide. 

21-year-old Christopher Helmlinger was arraigned in Kona Circuit Court.   

Police say Helmlinger was overtaking several vehicles in a no-passing zone when he collided into Mahon’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Helminger was indicted last week and is free on $100,000 bail.

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