By Aaron Blevins, 6/14/2012
A man convicted in 2007 for giving police false information about a high-speed collision involving a Ferrari was charged June 12 with evading police and other counts, the District Attorney’s Office announced.
Trevor Michael Karney, 31, pleaded not guilty on June 12, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 25 at the Beverly Hills Superior Court.
He is charged with one felony count of evading an officer with a willful disregard for the safety of others, and two misdemeanor counts of driving while his license had been suspended or revoked. Karney allegedly gave chase on June 10 after Beverly Hills police attempted to pull him over.
In 2006, the defendant was a passenger in a Ferrari driven by a Swedish businessman and felon, Bo Stefan Eriksson. While driving at a high rate of speed, Eriksson crashed in Malibu after losing control of the exotic sports vehicle.
Karney ultimately pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of false information to a police officer in connection with the collision. He was sentenced in September 2007 to 30 days in county jail and 36 months of probation.
Eriksson was sentenced to a three-year prison term in November 2006 after pleading no contest to one count each of embezzlement, possession of a firearm by a felon and driving while having a 0.08 percent or higher blood alcohol.