- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former St. Louis police officer has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/22NtGxU ) reports that 33-year-old Jason Flanery will serve two years of probation and must pay for damage to the car he struck and the police SUV he was driving.

The accident happened Dec. 19. Seven hours after the crash, Flanery’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

Flanery later resigned from the police force.

Flanery was sued late last year over the fatal shooting of 18-year-old VonDerrit Myers Jr., on Oct. 8, 2014. Flanery was working for a private security company at the time of the shooting. An investigation confirmed his claim that he shot Myers in self-defense.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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