- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - The former Navy SEAL who claims to have fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden will go to trial in September on a drunken-driving charge.

The Montana Standard reports (https://bit.ly/28X7thu ) Robert O’Neill’s trial has been set for Sept. 14 in Butte.

His attorney, Mark Parker, says six jurors will hear the case.

O’Neill was arrested in April after officers responded to a report of a man passed out in a car parked outside a Butte convenience store. Police at the time said O’Neill failed a field sobriety test and then refused to perform others or take a blood test.

The 40-year-old O’Neill previously denied he was intoxicated and said he was taking sleeping pills to help his insomnia. He has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence, a misdemeanor.

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