The Lincoln man accused of motor vehicle homicide while driving under the influence for a deadly collision with a cyclist in September has pleaded not guilty.

Zygmunt Spicha, 66, had been set for arraignment Wednesday but before that filed a written waiver of his appearance. He hasn't yet been set for trial.

According to court records, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office believes Spicha's Jeep Cherokee hit Randall "Randy" Gibson's bike Sept. 23 while both were headed east on West Sprague Road near Southwest 58th Street.

Gibson, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene.

Spicha, who remained at the scene after the crash, appeared drunk and told deputies Gibson's bike "came out of nowhere," investigators wrote in an affidavit to arrest him.

If convicted, Spicha would face up to 20 years in prison.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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