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Broncos player guilty of impaired driving

Aug. 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM   |   Comments

DENVER, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A Colorado jury Wednesday found Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams guilty of driving while ability impaired.

The Denver County panel also found the eight-year NFL veteran guilty of driving without his headlights on in a case triggered by a Nov. 12, 2010, arrest for driving under the influence, The Denver Post reported.

Driving while ability impaired is a lesser offense than DUI.

The verdict came three months after Williams, 30, was granted a mistrial in the case on the grounds there were mistakes during jury selection, the newspaper said.

Police said Williams refused to submit to a blood or breath sample when he was pulled over on a Denver street for driving without his headlights on.

The arresting officers said the former first-round draft choice out of Miami-Florida failed a series of roadside sobriety tests.

Williams is already facing a six-game suspension for failing a performance-enhancing test during last year's training camp and could receive more NFL sanctions after Wednesday's verdict, the Post reported.

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