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Officer Resigns and Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving

Officer Resigns and Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving

Nebraska residents have good reason to be concerned about the severity of the penalties associated with a drunk driving arrest and conviction. The state has very strict laws but at the same time it also allows every person the right to defend themselves. Plea agreements may also result in people receiving sentences lesser than they may have otherwise which could give them the chance to get back on track.

One man who has been a police officer in Lincoln knows this very well after his recent arrest for drunk driving. He is currently working in a part-time capacity for the Lincoln Police Department in the dispatch department as he resigned his position as an officer a couple of weeks after he was arrested and charged. Before and instead of his scheduled court appearance, the man pled guilty to a charge of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.15 percent.

His original situation may have resulted in him serving 60 days in jail. Now he will serve 14 days under house arrest. While his driving privileges have been lost, he may apply for a special permit to regain the ability to drive if he also uses an ignition interlock device in his vehicle. All of this follows his arrest earlier this year when he is said to have been exceeding the speed limit by more than 30 miles per hour with a BAC of 0.17 percent. No accidents or injuries were reported.

After being charged with impaired driving, Nebraska residents might want to reach out to an attorney to learn their options on how to proceed.

Source: Lincoln Journal Star, "Ex-LPD officer gets house arrest for DUI," Lori Pilger, June 26, 2017

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