|The scene in Campbell Circuit, in Judge Dan Zalla's courtroom.|
The driver charged in a high-speed chase that killed two and wounding two others, was sentenced to life in prison today. Judge Dan Zalla gave Mason Meyer, 28, life in prison on two counts of murder in addition to 20 years on the remaining charges of four counts of wanton endangerment, one count of fleeing or evading police, and one count of criminal mischief.
The trial took place in Campbell County Circuit Court.
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The chase started after Meyer refused to stop for Cincinnati Police during a drug investigation. The chase, which started in Lower Price Hill, traveled across the Roebling Suspension Bridge, through Covington and into Newport.
Kirsten Johnson, 22, was inside of Meyer’s vehicle, as well as one other person. That third occupant has not been charged.
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The Laibles' daughter, Angela Laible Endress, is suing Cincinnati Police, alleging that the chase was reckless. She said that she was relieved, but the verdict was bittersweet.
"We can finally move forward. Today was about Mason Meyer, but the problem is that this was an unnecessary police chase that could've been stopped. I feel happy but I know there's a long road ahead," she said.