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A Tennessee teenager charged in the death of a Philadelphia police officer, after they have collided with his patrol vehicle and allegedly had traces of marijuana in her system at the time, according to local reports.
Jayona Brown, 18, is facing several charges, including vehicle homicide in the death of one of the Metropolitan Nashville police officer John Anderson, who was killed on the 4th of July.
During a hearing on Thursday, it was announced that Brown tested positive for THC for three hours after the crash, Fox 17 reported. There were no impairment charges are included in the blood test.
PHILADELPHIA OFFICER TO BE KILLED AFTER THE 17-YEAR-OLD DRIVING WITHOUT A DRIVERS LICENSE SLAMMED INTO HIS POLICE VEHICLE WHILE ON DUTY, POLICE SAY
A Tennessee teenager charged in the death of a Philadelphia police officer, after crashing his patrol vehicle and allegedly had traces of marijuana in her system at the time, according to local reports.
(The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)
Brown’s attorney, Michie Gibson, told Fox News in July that the teenager was sneaking out of her mother’s house early on the 4th of July with her aunt, the 2016 Ford Fusion.
The Metro Nashville Police department said an officer tried to pull Brown over, but then she took off and collided with Officer Anderson’s patrol vehicle after running a flashing red traffic light, in order to put him to death.
Anderson, a four-year veteran of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD), and the father of an 18-month-old son, was on his way to a nearby town to help out a fellow officer, a pedestrian, was reported to be in a one-lane road waving his arms, police said.
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A Metro Nashville Officer, John Anderson, was killed in a crash on the 4th of July.
Metro Nashville Police Department)
Fox-17 reported that Anderson was traveling at 85 km / hr and slowed down to 71 km / h when the crash happened. The accident reconstruction, and has allegedly revealed that the crash could have been avoided if the Browns do not run a red light, and, like Anderson, 28, still has no hard drive.
Brown’s attorney, had argued that mr. Anderson was negligent, saying that he was driving above the allowed speed limit while responding to the scene, according to WTVF-TV.
Gibson told Fox News it is the first thing you have an emotional Brown told him, “I didn’t know anyone else to be hurt.”
Brown and a passenger, Antona Esaw, was rushed to an area hospital and is in critical condition after the crash. She was released soon after.
The officer who first arrived on the scene, the same officer tried to pull Brown in, prior to the crash, is said to have told the court that he saw her speed up to 50 km / h while trying to get away, but he stopped the pursuit and lost sight of the car she was driving when she turned into a different street.
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Police said Brown, who was 17 at the time of the crash, driving without a driver’s license. The teen was booked into the juvenile hall on charges of vehicle homicide by negligence, felony evading arrest, aggravated assault by recklessly, driving on a suspended license, and juvenile curfew violations.
The public prosecutor’s office is reported to be trying to charge Brown as an adult. She is due back in court in February.