MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Former Miami Beach restaurant magnate Jonathan Eismann wasn’t in court Friday, but during his arraignment, his lawyer entered a plea of not guilty to charges including vehicular homicide for a deadly October 2012 accident.

Eismann, 52, turned himself into police last Saturday on the charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

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Eismann allegedly was driving along NW 72nd Avenue when he hit a pedestrian near NW 3rd Street on October 10, 2012. Police said Eismann was driving away from another crash he was involved in when he lost control of his Ford Explorer.

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Jean Carlos Ruiz, the father of a one-year-old child, died in the accident. Police have not said what led them to arrest Eismann more than eight months after the crash.

Documents show he was arrested at Miami-Dade Police Headquarters at last Saturday morning and booked into the TGK Correctional Center a couple hours later. Bond was set at $16,000.

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Eismann bonded out last weekend and during his court appearance Friday, the next of kin for Jean Carlos Ruiz was in the courtroom Friday.