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State Drops DUI Charges Against FSU Football Player P.J. Williams

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Apr 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-16 13:27:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., (WTXL) -- Former Florida State University corner-back Kenneth Williams, better known to the FSU community as P.J., will no longer face charges of driving under the influence.

Williams was arrested on April 3, just after 3 a.m. after police said he was drifting between lanes.  He told officers he was on his way home from a local bar, according to police, and refused a field sobriety test.

State Attorney Willie Meggs said the State does not have sufficient evidence to move forward.

The State of Florida has to prove two elements beyond reasonable doubt before a jury in order to prove a DUI offense.

The State Attorney’s office said they reviewed dash-cam video, but significant portions of the investigation could not be seen because of the angle of the officer’s patrol vehicle.

According to the report, the video from the patrol vehicle and surveillance video from the Leon County Jail never shows signs of Williams being impaired, though officers did say they smelled alcohol on him, and saw signs of impairment.

The report also said Williams’ driving was not dangerous and did not affect traffic or any other drivers.

P.J. Williams is a two-time all ACC selection as well as a two year starter for the Seminoles. Williams was also selected as the defensive MVP of the 2013 BCS Championship.