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Former FBI agent found guilty of all charges related to crash that killed Brandywine teen


Former agent faces 13-year sentence

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Published on: Sunday, October 28, 2012

By Jim Davis

It took the jury only two hours to find a former FBI agent guilty on all counts related to the 2011 motor vehicle collision that killed a Brandywine teenager

On Feb. 7, 2011, former FBI Agent Adrian Johnson, who was assigned to Attorney General Eric Holder's protection detail, was off duty when he was traveling 58 mph in a 40-mph zone and driving drunk when he crashed into the side of a vehicle — killing Lawrence Garner, 18. The crash occurred on North Keys Road in Brandywine.  

A second passenger and friend of Garner, Robert Mitchell II, was seriously injured in the accident.

Johnson was convicted of vehicular manslaughter, homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated, causing a life-threatening injury while impaired by alcohol and other related charges.

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said, “This was a terrible tragedy that never had to occur. 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 faces a maximum of 13 years in prison. He will be sentenced Dec. 14. His bond was revoked, and he was remanded into custody.

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