DENVER - A driver accused of running over and killing an Englewood police officer in 2012 has pleaded guilty to the crime.
Conner Donohue pleaded guilty Friday morning to vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injuries and driving under the influence.
Officer Jeremy Bitner, 39, had pulled over a gray Mustang near the intersection of West Belleview Avenue and South Broadway in May of 2012. During the stop, the driver got out of the car to talk with the officer. While they were talking, standing near Bitner's patrol vehicle, a white Nissan sport utility vehicle heading south on Broadway veered into the right hand lanes and hit both of them, Englewood police Chief John Collins said.
The SUV fled from the scene and was eventually pulled over 3 or 4 miles away by Littleton police officers. Donohue, then 20, was arrested.