Jury Finds Hawks Head Coach Not Guilty Of DUI


ATLANTA (CBS46) -A jury has found Atlanta Head Coach Mike Budenholzer not guilty of DUI, but guilty of a broken taillight. He will have to pay a $150 fine for the broken taillight

Budenholzer and former General Manager Danny Ferry took the stand Monday as testimony continued in Budenholzer’s DUI trial.

Dash cam video from the night of the arrest was shown in court when the trial began on Wednesday, as well testimony from the State Trooper that pulled Budenholzer over that night.

On Thursday, the defense called one of its witnesses, a restaurant employee named Adrian Hernandez, to testify. There were no proceedings on Friday.

Budenholzer was arrested for a DUI in 2013 after a traffic stop.

CBS46 was in the courtroom for jury selection when Budenholzer’s lawyer requested a mistrial. He said comments from the judge referencing the Martha Stewart case where a high profile person was sent to jail. Budenholzer’s attorney claimed the jury became tainted with the judge’s comments. The judge called a recess but later returned and said she was not granting a mistrial.

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