Benjamin Brewer denied a new trial

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – A new trial was not granted for the truck driver who was convicted for driving a tractor trailer that crashed, killing 6 people in 2015.

Benjamin Brewer’s lawyers asked for a new trial based on information about a blood test taken at the time of the crash on I-75.

Criminal Court Judge Don Poole ruled this morning that the the issue had no bearing on Brewer’s conviction in 2018.

He was sentenced to 55 years in prison.

Brewer found found to be under the influence of drugs when his truck crashed into a line of cars on I-75 in 2015.

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