Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams' trial on driving under the influence and traffic charges ended in a mistrial just hours after it began Monday after his lawyer objected to how jurors were selected.
Williams' lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, asked for the mistrial Monday just before opening statements were about to begin. He said he was only able to excuse two jurors instead of the three he was entitled to during jury selection.
Judge Andre L. Rudolph granted the request and scheduled another trial on the misdemeanor charges for Aug. 15.
Afterward, Rudolph declined requests to comment on what went wrong.
Steinberg told Rudolph about the problem after jurors were selected.
''It's a mistake in the math,'' Steinberg said. ''We're entitled to excuse three jurors.''
Prosecutor Brian Dunn objected to a mistrial being called but left without commenting.
Denver District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said attorneys do not have to use all their rights to excuse jurors, c...