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Judge rules Herbert Lee violated probation

Herbert Lee during a July 10, 2012 court appearance. Herbert Lee during a July 10, 2012 court appearance.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A judge has ruled that Herbert Lee will be serving his sentence for probation violation in an adult jail.

Lee, 20, was released from custody in December 2011 after serving time for stealing a car, and then crashing it during police chase on the night of December 18, 2008 that killed his four teenage passengers when the car slammed into a tree.

Because Lee was 16 at the time of the crash, he was sentenced in 2010 under juvenile guidelines to one year in custody in a juvenile facility and one year probation.

Lee was arrested on July 5 with Louisville Metro Police found him and Charles T. Young in a stolen 2012 Chevrolet Camaro taken from a rental agency at Louisville International Airport. Both Lee and Young pled not guilty to the charges in that case.

The arrest of Lee brought him back before Judge Mitch Perry, the same judge who sentenced him before. In court, attorneys for Lee objected to the process because they believe the matter should be heard in a juvenile court since Lee's probation was issued there.

Perry disagreed and said Lee will serve the remaining five months of probation at Louisville Metro Corrections. Lee's attorneys plan to file an appeal with the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Lee and Young will go to trial on the charge of receiving stolen property on March 13, 2013.

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