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Jim Leyritz's trial defense begins

Updated: November 15, 2010, 5:32 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former big-league baseball player Jim Leyritz was not drunk prior to a 2007 crash that killed a 30-year-old woman despite blood tests showing otherwise, his attorney said Monday, adding that Leyritz had a yellow light rather than a red one seconds before the collision.

As the defense case opened, Leyritz lawyer David Bogenschutz said a toxicology expert will testify that blood tests given three hours after the crash were unreliable and did not take into account the ...

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