Nebraska State Senator ticketed for DUI
By Tyler King
OMAHA, Nebraska: Nebraska Senator Scott Lautenbaugh was issued a ticket on Wednesday, February 27, for DUI after being pulled over for erratic driving. A Douglas County Sheriff's Department deputy stopped Lautenbaugh and took him to the sheriff's office. A breath test indicated that Lautenbaugh's blood-alcohol level was .234, nearly three times the legal driving limit.
Article IV, section five of the Nebraska Constitution states, "Electors shall in all cases, except treason, felony, or breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at elections, and going to and returning from the same." The 2013 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn on June 5.
In a statement given on local news, Lautenbaugh said, "I am embarrassed to state that I was ticketed last night for driving under the influence of alcohol. This is no one's fault but mine. I will seek an immediate alcohol evaluation and follow whatever is recommended."