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Conviction overturned in hit-and-run that cost Battle Ground teen his leg

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Shaun Johnson at her sentencing hearing in 2015. Shaun Johnson at her sentencing hearing in 2015.
Battle Ground crash scene where Justin Carey was hit waiting for the school bus in June 2013. Battle Ground crash scene where Justin Carey was hit waiting for the school bus in June 2013.
BATTLE GROUND, WA (KPTV) -

The conviction has been overturned for a woman sentenced to three years in prison for hitting a Battle Ground teen with her car while he waited for the bus.

Shaun Johnson was sentenced last year for the crash that happened on June 10, 2013. Investigators said Johnson had meth and THC in her system when she hit Justin Carey, who was 16 at the time, and drove off.

Carey lost his leg in the crash.

Court documents show a court overturned the ruling on Tuesday, claiming a police officer illegally searched Johnson's purse and found meth in it.

Johnson argues that evidence should not have been used in court.

Carey's mom told Fox 12 she did not want to comment on the conviction being overturned. She did say her son is doing great. He has moved on with his life, and is living like a normal 19-year-old.

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