Drunk driving convictions are very serious crimes that can affect a number of people besides the person who is caught driving while intoxicated. The lives of spouses, children and other Nebraskans who may be injured in accidents can be changed forever. This is why a drunk driving charge (when the offender has prior convictions) can be treated as a felony.
Such was the case for an Omaha man who had seven prior drunk driving convictions dating back to 2000. He had served three different stints in state prison because of DUIs.