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Leyritz to stay out of jail before trial

Updated: February 23, 2009, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A Broward County judge has ruled that former major leaguer Jim Leyritz does not have await his trial on DUI manslaughter charges in jail.

Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes on Monday sided with Leyritz's attorney, David Bogenschutz, who said his client misunderstood the conditions of his pretrial release. Bogenschutz said he found Holmes' order "extremely fair."

Authorities say Leyritz was drunk when he ran a red light in 2007 and crashed into another car, killing ...

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