Two Serious Drunk Driving Cases South Of The Metro

Two serious DUI cases in Cass County District Court this week.

41-year-old Clint Stohlmann pled guilty to driving under suspension, a Class IV Felony, and to leaving the scene of an accident, a Class I Misdemeanor.

Terms of a plea agreement included the dismissal of an obstruction of a peace officer charge and the joint recommendation of a 120 day county jail sentence. Sentencing will be May 13th.

Stohlmann was the driver of a pickup that struck a semi at 156th St. and Fletcher Avenue on the afternoon of February 21st and then left the scene, said Deputy Cass County Attorney Steve Sunde. Sheriff’s deputies later located Stohlmann at a Weeping Water location.

The defense attorney noted that it was snowing that day and that Stohlmann drove himself to the Syracuse hospital to receive stitches for injuries he suffered in the collision.

Stohlmann’s license was suspended because of three DUI convictions and the prosecution said it will present evidence at sentencing show this was the second time he left the scene of an accident

A 47-year-old Bellevue man will be sentenced May 13th for driving under suspension. Dexter Billups was stopped by the Nebraska State Patrol for speeding in Cass County on November 7th of last year. Billups pled guilty as charged to the Class IV Felony and the state agreed to remain silent at sentencing.

Billups’ license is revoked until 2019 because of four DUI convictions.

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