CM Johnson gets no-billed on evading arrest charge

Some good news for Council Member Jarvis Johnson.

A Harris County grand jury has declined this morning to indict Houston City Councilman Jarvis Johnson on charges stemming from his arrest in June for evading arrest, according to his attorney.

Johnson was accused of fleeing an officer who tried to pull him over for driving 62 mph in a 45 mph zone in the 2300 block of the Eastex Freeway service road at 9:45 p.m. June 30. It was not a high-speed pursuit.

“I have maintained my innocence through this entire ordeal,” Johnson said. “We’re excited and certainly very appreciative of the grand jury coming back with a no-bill charge.”

See here, here, and here for some background. Though he still has some other business with the DA’s office, I’m sure CM Johnson is glad to have this behind him. Hair Balls has more.

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