Grand jury declines to indict Pitts
The grand jury declined to indict Pitts on Thursday. Prosecutors had given them two options -- a felony charge of evading arrest and a misdemeanor charge of fleeing.
"It's a very good day," Pitts' attorney, Steve Shellist, said as he and Pitts left the Harris County Criminal Courthouse, the Houston Chronicle reported in its online edition.
Pitts was one of four people pulled over in a traffic sting designed to crack down on illegal turns but drove away while an officer was writing a ticket for another driver, police said. Officers chased Pitts for less than a mile, where police said he stopped and was arrested.
Pitts had said after his arrest that the incident was a "huge misunderstanding." He apologized and said he hadn't intended to defy the officers' orders.
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