Joshua Gaspar cleared of serious charges

Joshua Gaspar

(Cleveland) - The man who hit and killed state trooper Kenneth Valez on I-90 was found not guilty of the most serious charges against him, including vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.

Joshua Gaspar was convicted on four misdemeanor charges, including tampering with records, and driving with a suspended license.  

A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas jury made the decision Thursday afternoon. 

The 37 year old will remain in jail until he is sentencing on Sept. 8th. Gaspar faced 10 charges in all. 

A physician who examined him after the crash testified that Gaspar tested negative for all drugs of abuse. 

Gaspar had taken prescription methadone before the accident where he ran over Trooper Valez, who was on the side of the road using his radar gun to track speeders.

(Photo by Ken Robinson/WTAM 1100)

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