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Nebraska WR Coach Keith Williams Pleads No Contest To Driving Under Influence

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The wideouts coach is penalized for his arrest in August

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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.

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.

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.

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.”