Plea agreement reached in fourth-DUI case

YORK – Justin Henry, 25, of North Platte, has pleaded no contest in a case which began as a charge of fourth offense driving under the influence in York County, which is a Class 2A felony.

The charge was reduced to third offense DUI as part of a plea agreement.

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 heard a notification 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.

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The corporal, according to court documents, saw the vehicle cross lanes, driving on to the shoulder and sway between lanes. According to the corporal’s affidavit, the driver appeared to have difficulty maintaining consistent lane control.

A traffic stop was initiated and the corporal could see open beer cans and several cases of beer in the rear passenger seats. He also 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 .245, three times the legal limit, according to court documents.

Due to the amended charges, he is now facing a misdemeanor conviction. Sentencing has been scheduled for March 25.

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