WORCESTER, Mass. — A woman charged with dragging a man to his death with her SUV early Christmas morning during a drug deal has been held on $35,000 bail.

Susan Dixon pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Tuesday to charges including motor vehicle homicide in connection with the Monday death of 33-year-old Felix Bonilla at a Worcester gas station parking lot.

Police say the 58-year-old Dixon and the victim were engaged in a drug deal when he reached into her vehicle to give her something and she suddenly drove away with Bonilla half inside. Her severely damaged vehicle was found abandoned a short distance away. She was arrested at home.

Bonilla suffered neck, chest and abdomen injuries and died at a hospital.

Dixon told police she was not the driver of the SUV.

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