It was a typical Monday morning as then-16-year-old Justin Carey got ready for school and walked to the bus stop about 6:50 a.m. He popped in his headphones and began listening to music on his phone while he waited for the bus. The next thing he remembers is waking up in a hospital days later.
Shaun Johnson, whose vehicular assault trial opened Tuesday, does not dispute that 16-year-old Justin Carey suffered substantial injuries when her car struck him as he waited for a school bus. But her attorney, Shon Bogar, in his opening statement asked jurors to acquit his client on two of three charges.