Lawyers grill potential jurors in New Jersey bridge trial

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Posted: Sep 13, 2016 5:23 PM
Lawyers grill potential jurors in New Jersey bridge trial

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jury selection has ended for the day in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial in New Jersey.

Attorneys for both sides used several challenges to dismiss potential jurors they felt were biased. They will return Wednesday to resume questioning, until they agree on a panel of 12 jurors and four alternates.

Opening statements are scheduled for Monday for the trial of two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie.

Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni were indicted last year on charges they caused gridlock near the busy crossing in 2013 to punish a local mayor who didn't endorse Christie.

Christie hasn't been charged and has denied knowledge of the alleged scheme.

Most jurors questioned Tuesday said they know about the lane closures but can still be impartial.