A judge in Alameda County Court denied a motion to suppress evidence and dismiss Marshawn Lynch's DUI case on Friday, according to Teresa Drenick, assistant district attorney for the Alameda County District Attorney’s office.
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 work to get a continuance so the trial does not take place during the season.
Lynch’s court date stems from charges filed against him for driving under the influence of alcohol July 14, 2012.
Lynch, 27, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol early Saturday morning on 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 breathalyzer test, and the test came back positive that his blood alcohol content level was over the state’s legal limit of 0.08.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s office filed charges against Lynch for driving under the influence of alcohol on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Lynch pleaded not guilty to charges of allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in Alameda County Superior Court in August 2012.
Lynch was at Seahawks practice Friday and is expected to play Sunday despite being listed twice this week on the injury report because he was bothered by his knee.