Unusual DUI Arrest


Unusual DUI arrest for the Cass County Sheriff’s Department late last week. It occurred just after 10 o’clock in the morning and the caller who alerted the sheriff’s department to the situation was the driver himself.

Earlier in the morning Plattsmouth Police had been notified by a convenience store clerk about a possible drunk driver who was wanting to purchase hard alcohol. A description of the car was provided and police responded to the area but did not locate the individual.

A couple of hours later the individual phoned dispatch and tried to relay his location so sheriff’s deputies could come get him. Deputies found the man on 48th Street north of Ranch Road. A rescue squad was summoned and then the man was combative with rescue personnel, said Captain Dave Lamprecht. While en route to Bellevue Medical Center deputies were again requested as rescue personnel said the man, even though he was handcuffed, was breaking items in the ambulance. He was restrained further.

A blood draw was requested at Bellevue Medical Center. The 30-year-old Omaha man was booked into the Cass County Jail on suspicion of drunk driving after 12pm. Reports are being forwarded to the county attorney for review of formal charges.

A hold was placed on the black Volvo for expired in-transit tags.


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