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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

WSU athlete not guilty of DUI

Judge rules in bench trial, no jury used

 

Last updated 8/5/2021 at 10:19am

Roger Harnack

Washington State University quarterback Jayden de Laura was found not guilty of DUI in Whitman County District Court on July 29.

PULLMAN – Washington State University Cougars' quarterback Jayden de Laura was found not guilty of DUI by a judge in Whitman County District Court on July 29.

There was no jury, it was a bench trial determined by Judge Pro Tem Douglas Robinson.

"They brought up a lack of evidence ... they showed video from the officer's body camera that he wasn't staggering or slurring his speech," said Whitman County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Tessa Scholl. "I think his attorneys did a great job in convincing the judge."

The WSU athlete was stopped by Pullman police in February for driving the wrong way...



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