A taxi driver who allegedly crashed his cab in July into a group of fellow drivers at a taxi pool outside Logan International Airport, injuring 10, was arraigned Friday on a criminal charge stemming from the episode.
Lutant Clenord, 56, of Cambridge was released on personal recognizance after his arraignment in East Boston District Court on a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said.
A not-guilty plea was entered on Clenord’s behalf.
He could not be reached for comment. The lawyer who represented him for arraignment purposes only, Ross E. Schreiber, declined to comment.
According to authorities, Clenord hit the drivers July 3 when his cab — one of hundreds in a large waiting lot on the airport’s outskirts — jumped over a curb, hit a worship center, and barreled toward a seating area next to a building with restrooms and a cafeteria for cabbies. One person suffered serious injuries, which State Police Major Frank McGinn described at the time as internal injuries and broken bones.
During Friday’s arraignment, Assistant District Attorney Caroline Humphrey asked that Clenord be held on $500 bail, ordered to keep away from Logan and the victims, and barred from driving, Conley’s office said.
“[Clenord] is known to be a very nice gentleman to his peers,” McGinn, of the State Police, said during a July news conference, adding that Clenord had “no history of violations or anything.”
McGinn said at the time that it didn’t appear that Clenord had a medical problem but noted the investigation was just beginning.
Clenord’s next court hearing is scheduled for Sept. 18.Adam Vaccaro of the Globe Staff contributed to this report. Travis Andersen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.