DENVER | Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams is going on trial on allegations of driving under the influence that could sideline him for several games if he is convicted.
Williams’ trial in Denver District Court on Wednesday is the result of his arrest on Nov. 12, 2010, when police stopped him for driving without headlights and then cited him for DUI.
The weakside linebacker is already facing a six-game suspension for failing an offseason drug test. A conviction in the drunken-driving case could result in an even longer suspension.
Williams has filed a lawsuit challenging the NFL suspension. His DUI trial was expected to conclude in May but a judge declared a mistrial after Williams’ attorney objected to the jury selection process.
Williams has led the Broncos in tackling five times.