Jury convicts FBI agent Adrian Norbell Johnson in fatal DUI accident

Adrian Norbell Johnson

Washington Post: Prince George’s grand jury indicts former FBI agent for vehicular manslaughter (Aug 18 2011)

Adrian N. Johnson was charged in the Feb. 7 crash that killed Lawrence Garner Jr., 18. Garner’s best friend, Robert Mitchell II, was injured.   Garner was headed south in his Hyundai Sonata in the 10600 block of North Keys Road in Brandywine when Johnson’s vehicle struck his car, police said. Johnson was driving a Mitsubishi Montero sport-utility vehicle, said Garner’s father, Lawrence Garner Sr., who went to the scene of the accident shortly after it happened.  Johnson, 37, had been driving north and veered across the center line, police said.

Washington Post:  Former FBI agent on trial in fatal Prince George’s crash (Oct 22 2012)

As his best friend pulled onto North Keys Road in Brandywine, Robert Mitchell II saw headlights coming toward him, apparently on the wrong side of the road. The next thing he remembers, Mitchell testified Monday, was the hospital.

What led to those traumatic moments — an automobile crash that left Mitchell, then 19, critically injured and 18-year-old Lawrence Garner Jr. dead — will be dissected this week in Prince George’s County Circuit Court, as prosecutors and defense attorneys haggle over who bears responsibility. Former FBI agent Adrian Johnson is charged with vehicular manslaughter and other offenses in the February 2011 crash.

WUSA 9:  FBI Agent Adrian Johnson found guilty by Upper Marlboro, Md., jury on all counts in death of Lawrence Garner Jr. (Oct 25 2012)

FBI agent Adrian Johnson was found guilty on all counts in the 2011 death of 18-year-old Lawrence Garner, Jr., according to the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office.  A jury took two hours Thursday  to convict Johnson of motor vehicle manslaughter, homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated, causing a life-threatening injury while impaired by alcohol and related charges.

ABC 2 News:  FBI agent found guilty in fatal car crash (Oct 25 2012)

FBI agent Adrian Johnson was found guilty Thursday by a Prince George’s County jury on all counts in the death of Lawrence Garner, Jr.  The jury took two hours to convict Johnson of motor vehicle manslaughter, homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated, causing a life-threatening injury while impaired by alcohol and related charges  …  He is facing a maximum of 13 years in prison when he is sentenced on December 14th.  Johnson’s bond was revoked and he was remanded into custody.

CBS Local Baltimore:  Ex-FBI Agent Convicted In Fatal Car Crash (Oct 25 2012)

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.

My Fox DC:  Former FBI agent found guilty in drunk-driving crash that killed teen in Brandywine (Oct 25 2012)

A Prince George’s County jury has found a former FBI agent guilty of killing a Maryland teenager in a drunk-driving car crash last year.  At the time, Adrian Johnson had just been promoted to protect the life of the U.S. Attorney General  …   Prosecutors say Johnson was doing 58 mph in a 40 mph zone and was highly intoxicated at the time of the crash.  “More than three times the legal limit,” says Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. “It was .25 and this was taken three hours after his arrest, and so we believe it could have been even higher than that.”

Washington Post:  Ex-FBI agent convicted of motor vehicle manslaughter in Maryland crash (Oct 25 2012)

As a jury foreman repeated “We find the defendant guilty” for each count, family members of 18-year-old Lawrence Garner Jr. gathered in Prince George’s County Circuit Court began to sob and hug one another. When a judge ordered the former agent, Adrian Johnson, jailed until his Dec. 14 sentencing, a woman in the front row smacked her hands together and said, “Yes!”  Prosecutors had accused Johnson, 38, of speeding and driving drunk when he plowed into the side of a car as it pulled onto North Keys Road in February 2011. The crash killed Garner, the driver, and seriously injured his best friend, Robert Mitchell II, as they returned home from a friend’s house after playing basketball.

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One Response to Jury convicts FBI agent Adrian Norbell Johnson in fatal DUI accident

  1. MRPLUTO says:

    This man has been sentenced to just EIGHT MONTHS in prison. This is outrageous. He should be in jail for many years. Five? Ten? More? We need to send a message drunk driving is a serious crime.

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