- Associated Press - Friday, July 25, 2014

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A mistrial has been declared in a vehicular homicide trial in eastern Tennessee after a juror drove the route involved in the case and told others about it.

The Johnson City Press reported (https://bit.ly/1nGei70 ) that Criminal Court Judge Stacy Street was not happy when he made the announcement after questioning the juror who disobeyed a court order.

Kingsport resident 24-year-old Cody Dingus had been on trial since Tuesday for the Valentine’s Day 2012 crash that followed a short pursuit as he fled from police. Dingus and his girlfriend, 18-year-old Sheridan Edwards of Kingsport, were thrown from the vehicle. Edwards died five days after the crash.

Dingus remains free on a $100,000 bond. He will be back in court Sept. 2 to set a new trial date.

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Information from: Johnson City Press, https://www.johnsoncitypress.com

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