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Snowstorm Causes Delay At Chelsa Wagner's Trial

Liz Reid
90.5 WESA

The Detroit trial of an elected official from Pittsburgh is off to a slow start because of a snowstorm.

Jury selection began Tuesday, but the judge ran out of candidates. The National Weather Service says more than 9 inches of snow fell Monday and Tuesday in southeastern Michigan.

Jury selection will resume Thursday in Wayne County court.

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner is charged with obstructing police and disorderly conduct. Wagner is accused of interfering with Detroit police while they were removing her husband from the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in March.

Wagner, who was re-elected last week, predicts she'll be acquitted. She turned down a plea deal.