A state trooper pleaded not guilty this afternoon to charges that he failed to remain at the scene of an injury accident and then attempted to elude authorities.
David Lambert Bertholf, 48, was off-duty Sunday when he allegedly hit a vehicle and fled as traffic slowed on eastbound state Route 16 near Union Ave, State Patrol spokesman Cpt. Rob Huss said.
Bertholf has been with the State Patrol for 20 years, and is currently a K-9 handler trooper assigned to the homeland security division out of the Bainbridge area, Huss said.
Witnesses called in the accident about 2:40 p.m. Sunday. …