Broncos’ D.J. Williams guilty in drinking and driving case

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Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams at court. Aug. 15, 2012

Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams at court. Aug. 15, 2012

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DENVER — A jury found Broncos Linebacker DJ Williams guilty of driving while ability-impaired or DWAI Wednesday.

Williams went to trial on a charge of DUI after he was pulled over for not having his headlights on back in November of 2010.

He was arrested and taken to a public detox center after requesting, then refusing, a blood test.

Wednesday, the 6-member jury convicted him of the lesser charge of driving while ability-impaired and driving without headlights on.

It will be six weeks before we know what Williams’ sentence will be from the court.

According to Colorado Law, Williams could face 10 days to one year in jail, a fine of up to $1,500 dollars and community service.

The verdict brings about uncertainty about his future on the field this season.

The linebacker was already suspended for the first six games of the regular season for failing a drug test last year and he was not practicing with the starters during training camp.

Now, it appears he could (and some say likely will) face further suspensions following the verdict. 

Willliams had no comment as he left court with his attorney.

Marika Lorraine contributed to this report

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