Arraignment held in case involving fourth DUI

YORK – Justin Henry, 25, of North Platte, has been charged with fourth offense driving under the influence in York County, which is a Class 2A felony.

His arraignment was scheduled for this week in York County District Court.

Court documents indicate his prior DUI convictions were in September, 2020, in Lincoln County; June, 2020, in Lancaster County; and March, 2018, in Lancaster County.

The case began when a corporal with the York County Sheriff’s Department when a notification was put out regarding a reckless driver in Hamilton County on Interstate 80. The corporal went to the interstate to wait for the vehicle to pass by. A short time later, the corporal saw the vehicle matching the description of the one that prompted at least three 911 calls from other concerned drivers.

The corporal, according to court documents, saw the vehicle cross lanes, driving on to the shoulder and sway between lanes. It is also alleged the driver appeared to have difficulty maintaining consistent lane control.

A traffic stop was initiated and the corporal allegedly could see open beer cans and several cases of bear in the rear passenger seats. It is also alleged Henry smelled of alcohol.

Field testing was conducted and Henry was placed under arrest.

While at the York County Jail, Henry’s blood alcohol content was allegedly .245, three times the legal limit.

 

 

 

 

 

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