A judge in Alameda County (Calif.) Court denied a motion to suppress evidence and dismiss Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch’s DUI case Friday, according to Teresa Drenick, assistant district attorney for the Alameda County District Attorney’s office.
The motion to suppress evidence and the motion to dismiss the matter were heard in front of Judge Yolanda Northridge. The court denied both motions.
A jury trial date of Dec. 27 has been maintained for the case. The Seahawks close the regular season at home Dec. 29 against the St. Louis Rams.
Lynch’s lawyer, Ivan Golde, said he will pursue a continuance so the trial does not take place during the season.
Lynch’s court date stems from charges filed against him for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in July 2012.
Lynch, 27, was arrested by the
California Highway Patrol early Saturday morning, July 14, 2012, when a police officer observed him driving north on Interstate 880 in Oakland, weaving in and out of lanes in a white Ford van, and nearly colliding with two cars.
After failing a preliminary sobriety test, Lynch was taken into custody and transported to the Alameda County Sheriff Department’s North County Jail in Oakland. Lynch submitted to a breath test, which came back positive with a blood alcohol content level over the state’s legal limit of .08.