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DA responds to CM Johnson

Council Member Jarvis Johnson said his piece last week about his recent arrest for not pulling over on a traffic stop. Yesterday, the Harris County District Attorney had their say about it.

Houston City Councilman Jarvis Johnson told police he did not pull over for an officer trying to stop him last week because he was doing something more important, prosecutors said in court this morning.

Assistant Harris County District Attorney Eilleen Bogar said Johnson told police “what he was in the process of doing took priority over the officer wanting him to stop.”

Bogar said she did not know what Johnson was doing. Details were not listed in the preliminary report Bogar had for Johnson’s arraignment this morning in state District Judge Michael McSpadden’s court.

After the brief hearing, Johnson’s attorney denied that the 38-year-old Johnson made that statement.

“We can emphatically deny that those statements were made,” lawyer Michael Harris said.

He declined to answer questions about what Johnson was doing before he was arrested for evading arrest, a state jail felony.

I’m still not speculating. But I sure can’t wait to see how this ends.

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