Rochester Judge Rules Not Guilty, Changes Verdict Week Later

A Rochester judge set a Niagara Falls man free, ruling he was not guilty of driving while intoxicated, but changed her mind. Jonathan Crane was accused of driving drunk on Route 490 in April of 2014.  According to a report by 13WHAM, Judge Maija Dixon concluded there was "insufficient evidence" Crane refused a breath test and "no evidence was presented that he was the one driving." Then, one week later his attorney was called back in court. Judge Dixon said after reviewing the evidence she found the trooper "properly identified" Crane and said the court must reverse its initial decision. Crane will be sentenced Wednesday in Rochester. His attorney plans to argue why Judge Dixon should withdraw the guilty verdict. 


Watch the full report on 13WHAM HERE

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