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Denver Broncos linebacker DJ Williams waives DUI arraignment

DENVER – An attorney for the Denver Broncos’ Genos “DJ” Williams has waived an arraignment Monday in the linebacker’s DUI case.

The linebacker and former defensive co-captain was charged with driving under the influence after being arrested in Denver early on the morning of Nov. 12, just hours before he was supposed to report to work at Dove Valley.

It was Williams’ second such arrest. He pleaded guilty in September 2005 to driving drunk and was ordered to perform 24 hours of community service. After that, he said he realized he needed to get a designated driver whenever he went out partying, and the team provides drivers to its players.

District attorney’s spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said Williams was pulled over at 2:40 a.m. for driving without headlights on. He was cited with DUI, a misdemeanor, as well as driving without headlights.

Williams was subsequently stripped of his captaincy by the Broncos.

By waiving the arraignment, Williams avoided having to appear in court Monday. A court date for Williams trial was expected to be set for January.

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