A Indiana lawyer has been acquitted of the charges that she led the police on a high-speed chase that ended in her death, Indiana State Bar Appeals Court ruled Thursday.
According to the decision, former Indiana attorney Mark T. Johnson was driving under the influence when he swerved into a ditch and hit a guardrail, causing a vehicle to roll down a hill.
Johnson, 51, of Indianapolis, died at a hospital in May 2016.
He was sentenced to a year in prison and four years probation for reckless driving, driving under a suspension, driving with a suspended license and fleeing police, according to the Indianapolis Star.
A jury found Johnson guilty of second-degree reckless driving and fleeing officers in the July 2016 crash, which occurred near downtown Indianapolis.
Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 12.