Nebraska WR coach Keith Williams pled no contest to his Driving Under the Influence charge from back in August in a Lincoln court today.
Williams, who was arrested back on August 14 for his role in a fender bender in downtown Lincoln, learned his sentence today.
Nebraska WRs coach K. Williams pleads no contest to 3rd offense DUI. Judge gives him 36 mo probation.— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) February 22, 2017
Williams gets 30 days jail plus $1,000 fine but can apply for house arrest.— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) February 22, 2017
Williams got 5 year revocation of license but can apply for interlock device after 45 days— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) February 22, 2017
This type of sentence does fall in line with the laws of the state of Nebraska, according to DUI Driving Laws, a website that discusses state laws.
The administrative penalties for a BAC alcohol level equal to or greater than .15 are as follows:
Fine up to $10,000
License suspension from 5 to 15 years
Vehicle immobilization for minimum 5 days and up to 8 months or vehicle impoundment
Installation of Ignition Interlock Device if judge orders
Attendance at chemical dependency education or treatment program
Williams was held in the Lancaster County Jail after his arrest until his appearance in court after his initial arrest.
Keith could start his house arrest term within a week, his attorney John Ball said after the hearing.— Riley Johnson (@LJSRileyJohnson) February 22, 2017
If he is approved for house arrest, one has to wonder if he will be able to go on the road and recruit for Nebraska. I wouldn’t think so, but people who are smarter than me in the law can discuss that.
The Lancaster County attorney has asked that Williams serve time in jail.
Prosecutors had asked that he serve time in jail noting he had not in previous DUI convictions.— Riley Johnson (@LJSRileyJohnson) February 22, 2017
Update (6:53 p.m.) - The statement below is from the Nebraska Athletics Department:
“The Nebraska Athletics Department is aware of Keith Williams’ court appearance and sentencing in the Lancaster County Court this afternoon. Since the incident in August, Keith has accepted responsibility for and acknowledged the seriousness of his actions, and we will continue to support him.”