The man accused in the death of a Conway police officer waived his arraignment hearing Monday in Faulkner County Circuit Court.
Barry Strickland, 31, of Conway was to appear before the judge and enter a plea, but waived his first appearance.
The case was assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. Clawson.
Officer William McGary was directing traffic Jan. 31 on Dave Ward Drive when he was struck by a Jeep driven by Strickland.
McGary succumbed to his injuries on Feb. 1 at a hospital in Little Rock.
Strickland was booked into Faulkner County Jail following incident and charged with driving while intoxicated and first-degree battery.
He was later released on $150,000 bond.