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DENVER'S TRIAL ENDS IN HUNG JURY

John Denver took the witness stand at his drunken-driving trial and testified he wasn't on a Rocky Mountain high when he smashed his vintage sports car into a tree.

The trial ended Saturday with a hung jury.

A test indicated his blood alcohol level was .128 at the time, above the state's legal definition of being under the influence.

Denver's lawyer said he suffers from a thyroid condition that makes metabolizing alcohol more difficult, thereby making the blood-alcohol test unreliable.

A hearing was scheduled Aug. 19 to decide whether to schedule a new trial.

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