Closing Arguments Scheduled In Trial Of Former Pittsburgh Officer

Christine D'Antonio reporting

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Closing arguments begin Wednesday morning in the trial of former City of Pittsburgh Police Officer Adam Lewis.

Lewis was off-duty the night of Sept. 26, 2010 when he met his fiancé and her bridal party out on the South Side to help take the women back home after a bachelorette party.

Tuesday on the stand, Lewis testified Jessica Lojak, who was killed, had asked to ride on the back of his motorcycle and caused him to lose control when she moved to the wrong side while taking a sharp right turn.

Lojak died after the motorcycle crossed the center line and was hit by an SUV.

Lewis, who was charged with a DUI, testified he had a total of five drinks over a several-hour period and didn’t feel impaired.

The former Zone 5 patrol officer faces vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter.

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