A jury found Joshua Gaspar not guilty on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of an Ohio state trooper Thursday afternoon.

Gaspar, 37, was behind the wheel on Interstate 90 last September when Trooper Kenneth Velez was struck and killed.

Trooper Kenneth Velez (Photo: Ohio State Highway Patrol)

Trooper Kenneth Velez (Photo: Ohio State Highway Patrol)

Gaspar faced 10 charges and was found not guilty of both the homicide charges relating to Velez's death as well as driving under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash. A doctor who examined him the following day testified that Gaspar tested negative for all drugs of abuse. He had taken prescription methadone prior to the crash.

Gaspar was found guilty of four misdemeanor charges, including driving with a suspended license and tampering with records. He will remain in custody while he awaits sentencing on Sept. 8.

A portion of I-90 was recently renamed in Velez's honor, WKYC TV reports.

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