Bartlett officer will not serve time for deadly crash
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Bartlett officer has been sentenced to diversion after being found guilty of reckless driving.
In August, a jury found Lucas Hines guilty of two counts of reckless driving after he killed two people when he crashed into them during a pursuit back in October 2014.
Investigators said he was speeding and did not have his lights and siren on.
Friday, Hines was given a deferred sentence.
If Hines completes diversion, his record will be cleared.
Prosecutors asked for six months prison.
Danny Floyd, 63, and 49-year-old Michelle Sloyan were killed in October 2014.
The friends were on the way to the movies when Tennessee Highway Patrol investigators said Hines went through an intersection while he was pursuing a vehicle.
During his pursuit, he reached speeds over 80 miles per hour.
At the time of the crash the THP said Hines did not have his lights on, Hines said he didn’t remember turning them off.
Hines told the jury he tried to apply his brakes when he hit Floyd and Sloyan.