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Judge declares mistrial in former NASCAR driver Mike Wallace assault case

Mike Wallace (WSOC)

Mike Wallace (WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of three men accused of assaulting former NASCAR driver Mike Wallace, his daughter and his son-in-law, WSOC reports.

Defense attorneys asked Judge Ronald Chapman for the mistrial earlier in the day because two witnesses were in the courtroom and heard the first witness testify on Tuesday.

Chapman had ordered all potential witnesses sequestered in the case. After he declared the mistrial, he suggested that the witnesses who violated the sequestration order compromised the integrity of the case.

Wallace revealed in court Tuesday that he never saw the punch or punches that left him severely bruised and bloodied after a concert at PNC Music Pavilion in June.