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An update on Marshawn Lynch’s DUI case

There have been some questions on the blog about Marshawn Lynch’s pending DUI case in Alameda County, in the Bay Area.

Specifically, there’s been some hand-wringing among the Seahawks’ faithful, with Seattle drafting Texas A&M running back Christine Michael in the second round that Lynch could possibly face a suspension in the upcoming season, depending on his outcome in court.

So drafting Michael could be a sign that the Seahawks wanted to protect themselves.

According to Teresa Drenick, assistant district attorney for the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, Lynch has a May 22 court date for a motion to suppress evidence and a motion to dismiss the case.

Another date to keep in mind is June 21, when the case is set to go to a jury trial.

Lynch, 26, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol early Saturday morning on July 14 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.

Lynch pled not guilty to charges of allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in Alameda County Superior Court last August, according to his attorney Ivan Golde.

I also wanted to provide an update on Leroy Hill’s court case.

Hill 30, Hill was arrested by the Issaquah police on domestic violence offenses of unlawful imprisonment and third degree assault in January. The incident was Hill’s fourth run-in with the law since 2009.

It’s been three months, and the King County Prosecutor’s office has yet to decide whether or not to move forward with charges on Hill.

Hill remains a free agent, and has not signed with another NFL team. Seattle gave Hill’s No. 56 jersey to free agent addition defensive end Cliff Avril.