From the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office:
Kyle Johnson, 20, of Belcamp, Maryland will spend 12 months in the Detention Center after pleading guilty to negligent driving of a motor vehicle while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance that killed Jenna Nicole Pollock, 15. On 27 October 2014, at an emotional sentencing hearing Jenna’s father and aunt told Judge Maurice Baldwin of the devastation and grief the family had suffered as a result of Johnson’s irresponsible behavior.
At the plea hearing, State’s Attorney Joe Cassilly told the Judge that on 27 June 2013 witnesses reported that Johnson was using a controlled dangerous substance referred to as “spice” which caused him to lose consciousness temporarily. Shortly before the accident Johnson almost struck a police car. Soon after he lost control of the car, crossed the center line and hit an oncoming car. Ms. Pollock was dead at the scene. A forensic test identified the substance that Johnson and Pollack were using as a synthetic marijuana. Johnson had two years of incarceration suspended and was placed on three years probation.