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D.J. Williams DUI Trial: Error During Jury Selection Leads To Mistrial

A mistrial was declared Monday in D.J. Williams' DUI case.

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Marcel Reece #45 of the Oakland Raiders gets past D.J. Williams #55 of the Denver Broncos for a touchdown at O.co Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Marcel Reece #45 of the Oakland Raiders gets past D.J. Williams #55 of the Denver Broncos for a touchdown at O.co Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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D.J. Williams' attorney called for a mistrial on Monday because he was allowed to strike only two jurors during jury selection when he should have been able to challenge three. The judge agreed and declared a mistrial.

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The trial stems from an incident back in Nov. 2010, when Williams was pulled over by police and accused of driving while impaired.

Defense attorney Harvey Steinberg motioned for mistrial this afternoon in Denver County Court, arguing that he should have been allowed to challenge three jurors during selection this morning but was allowed to strike only two.

The judge agreed. A new trial has been set for Aug. 15.

If convicted, it would be Williams' second DUI violation since the start of his NFL career.

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