Reckless driving charge against Redskins' Williams dropped

A reckless driving charge against Redskins rookie left tackle Trent Williams was dismissed by a Fairfax County judge Wednesday when a piece of evidence from the arresting officer was thrown out, The Washington Post reported.

The newspaper reported in August that Fairfax County police officer Amanda Bronson pulled over Williams' Porsche at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 6, for allegedly driving 90 mph in a 55-mph zone.

The officer provided a notarized certificate showing that her car's speedometer had been calibrated in February, the newspaper reported. However, Virginia law requires a document's authenticity to be sworn to before it can be admitted as evidence. Because the county mechanic who serviced the car didn't testify that he had the calibration notarized, Williams' lawyer, Mark Dycio, objected to the certificate, and substitute Fairfax General District Court Judge John Keats threw it out.

"I'm happy and thrilled with Mr. Dycio's services," Williams told The Post.

If convicted, Williams could have had his driver's license suspended for up to six months.

The rookie has missed two games of the season with a left knee injury, which he re-aggravated during Sunday's overtime victory over the Green Bay Packers. He sat out Wednesday's practice but was expected to be back on the field Thursday, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said.

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