A Beverly Hills judge ruled Monday that Los Angeles Municipal Judge Edward L. Davenport, whose two trials on charges of drunk driving and refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test ended in hung juries, must face prosecution again.
The latest trial ended last week after 13 days in court, an unusually long time for a drunk-driving case. Deputy Dist. Atty. Katherine Mader had offered to drop the second charge in exchange for a guilty plea on the first, but Davenport declined to accept the deal.