Britney Case Ends in Mistrial

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2008 5:12 PM CDT
Britney Spears poses with her awards backstage at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Britney Spears’ misdemeanor driving-without-a-license prosecution ended in mistrial today, and lawyers for the people have no intention of trying her again, E! Online reports. After 5 votes, the jury remained deadlocked 10-2 in favor of acquittal. The foreman said many jurors had their minds set early and thought the trial was a waste of time. Spears’ lawyer said the mistrial “was an 80 percent victory.”