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Judge declares mistrial after jurur knew too much

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A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in a personal injury suit against a driver who collided with an off-duty Grand Forks County deputy and fled the crash scene.

Judge Laurie Fontaine of state District Court said a juror made an unprompted comment about the case in front of other jurors, tainting the pool.

"It was totally an issue of a juror that had a bit of information about the case," Fontaine said.

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