An Omaha man was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and traveling at 102 mph with a 5-year-old boy in his SUV. The 31-year-old was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of DUI. He had a blood alcohol level of .218, according to a Nebraska State Patrol spokesman. The man also was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, speeding, willful reckless driving, obstructing a police officer, operating a vehicle to avoid arrest, having an open liquor container and transporting a child while intoxicated. About 8 p.m. Saturday, a trooper saw a Chevy Trailblazer traveling at 102 mph on eastbound Interstate 80 near 60th Street in Omaha. The trooper tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled and continued traveling at more than 80 mph. After exiting I-80 southbound at U.S. Highway 75, the SUV drove through neighborhoods before eventually stopping at a residence near 16th and L Streets. The driver got out of the SUV, the spokesman said, and resisted arrest. The pursuit lasted about 4 minutes, the patrol said. Thankfully no one was hurt, and the child was turned over to a family member.

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Seek Qualified Criminal Counsel if You Are Charged with DUI and Subsequent Offenses.

Driving Under the Influence is a very serious offense in the State of Nebraska and you can typically expect to pay high fines, serve jail time, receive a driver’s license suspension, and be required to complete an alcohol treatment program.  The additional charges in this incident will be more difficult to defend, so it is imperative for this driver to seek experienced criminal law counsel who can assist with the collection of evidence, keep open communications with the prosecuting attorney and help the defendant with his courtroom actions during a preliminary hearing, as they try to mitigate damages from the events of the arrest.

Nebraska DUI law states:

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or be in the actual physical control of any motor vehicle: (a) While under the influence of alcoholic liquor or of any drug; (b) When such person has a concentration of eight-hundredths of one gram or more by weight of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of his or her blood; or (c) When such person has a concentration of eight-hundredths of one gram or more by weight of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of his or her breath.

(2) Any person who operates or is in the actual physical control of any motor vehicle while in a condition described in subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of a crime and upon conviction punished as provided in sections 60-6,197.02 to 60-6,197.08.

For DUI charges alone, you should seek the assistance of a qualified experienced criminal law attorney in Omaha Nebraska, and they can also advise on the laws regarding child endangerment, resisting arrest and reckless driving at a dangerous speed on a public roadway.

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