Shawn Miguel acknowledged he hit a parked Border Patrol truck with his mom’s pickup truck, narrowly missing an agent.
But the 36-year-old’s attorney was able to convince a jury that his client struck the Border Patrol truck because he was drunk, not because he was trying to assault an agent, the Arizona Republic reports.
Miguel was facing 20 years in prison for assault.
After Miguel struck the agent’s truck, the agent fired his weapon at Miguel, striking him in the face and injuring a passenger.
Miguel and his passenger have filed a civil suit.