HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man convicted of third-degree negligent homicide in the traffic death of a Honolulu police officer was sentenced Wednesday to one year in prison.
Prosecutors say Scott Ebert was going up to 85 mph when he drove his pickup truck into the back of HPD Officer Garret Davis' patrol car on the H-1 Freeway on Jan. 21, 2012.
Davis' vehicle burst into flames, killing the 28-year-old.
Ebert was initially charged with manslaughter, but was later found guilty of third-degree negligent homicide, a misdemeanor.
Ebert, a Mililani resident, was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve as well as a federal fire inspector at the time of the crash.