State Senator Scott Lautenbaugh Busted for DUI
Lautenbaugh: "I take full responsibility for this."
Omaha, NE - Almost three times the legal limit. That's what a blood alcohol test showed for an Omaha state senator stopped Wednesday morning by Douglas County deputies.
Senator Scott Lautenbaugh caught their attention with erratic driving near 147th and Maple at 1:51 a.m. Laughtenbaugh took a breathalyzer test and recorded a blood alcohol level of .234. The legal limit is .08.
Lautenbaugh released this statement:
"I am embarrassed to state that I was ticketed late last night for driving under the influence of alcohol. This is no one's fault but mine, and I take full responsibility for this. As a result, I will seek an immediate alcohol evaluation, and I will follow whatever recommendation or path that it mandates. I am again very embarrassed by this. I will let the legal process take it's course, accept my punishment and work to put this behind me. I apologize to my family and everyone else I have disappointed with this incident."
Lautenbaugh sponsored the bill that downsizes the Omaha Board of Education from 12 members to nine.
A spokesman for the Douglas County Sheriff says he doesn't know where Lautenbuagh had been or where he was going. This is his first DUI in Douglas County.