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Man Accused of Hitting a FW Police Officer While Driving Drunk Found Guilty

A man accused of hitting a Fort Worth police officer while driving drunk was found guilty on assault by a jury Friday.

Mike Mitchell was charged with assault against a police officer, which is a second-degree felony.

Officer Matthew Lesell was conducting a traffic stop on I-30 in July 2017 when Mitchell crashed into him. Lesell was able to get up and get out of the middle of the road.

Mitchell’s sentencing is expected Monday.

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