Multi-DUI offender sent to jail in York County

YORK – Justin Henry, 25, of North Platte, has been sentenced 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.
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.

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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, according to court documents.

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 was then facing a misdemeanor conviction.

This week in York County District Court, Henry was sentenced to 30 days in the York County Jail with credit for six days already served. He was also sentenced to two years of probation and his driver’s license was revoked for 15 years. Henry was also sentenced to two 30-day stints in jail, to be served in the future, which can be waived if he is found to be in compliance with the terms of his probation.

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