Ex-FBI Agent Convicted in Fatal Car Crash

Authorities say Adrian Johnson was intoxicated and speeding at the time of the crash

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012  |  Updated 5:55 PM EDT
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Ex-FBI Agent Convicted in Fatal Car Crash

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A former FBI agent has been convicted in a drunken driving crash that killed an 18-year-old man.

A Prince George's County jury on Thursday found Adrian Johnson guilty of all charges, including motor vehicle manslaughter and homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Prosecutors say Johnson faces up to 13 years in prison when he's sentenced on Dec. 14. He was taken into custody.

Authorities say Johnson was intoxicated and speeding when he crashed his car into another vehicle in Brandywine on Feb. 7, 2011. The crash killed the other vehicle's driver, Lawrence Garner Jr.

The crash also seriously injured Garner's best friend, Robert Mitchell II.

“This was a terrible tragedy that never had to occur,” Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said. “A young man lost his life because of the reckless actions of Mr. Johnson. Regardless of the nature of your job, nobody is above the law and I am pleased that a jury of his peers has held Mr. Johnson responsible for his actions.”

Johnson's lawyer, Robert Bonsib, said he was disappointed with the verdict. He argued that the crash was unavoidable and not his client's fault.

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