A Cape Cod man who prosecutors say was behind the wheel of a vehicle that struck and killed a veteran Westfield firefighter has been released on $5,000 bail.
Paul Dennehy pleaded not guilty on Monday to drunken driving and other charges. The 55-year-old Yarmouth resident declined to talk to reporters as he left Barnstable District Court after his arraignment.
Investigators say Dennehy was driving a van that struck 62-year-old Kevin Regan and Lynda Cavanaugh Saturday night as they crossed Route 28 after dinner at a Yarmouth restaurant.
Cavanaugh was injured and flown to a Boston hospital for treatment.
Regan was a 43-year veteran of the Westfield fire department. His sister is the city's fire chief.
Regan was remembered by colleagues as a dedicated firefighter and a loyal friend.