Aug 15, 2019 2:00 PM

School principal arrested on suspicion of drunken driving

Posted Aug 15, 2019 2:00 PM

CENTRAL CITY, Neb. (AP) - A south-central Nebraska school principal has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.


Authorities say Lee Wolfe's blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit after he was stopped around 7 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 30 in Central City. An officer pulled him over because of expired license plates.


Central City Police Chief Mark Hogue says Wolfe's son was with him. Wolfe was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence with a passenger under 16 and for having expired plates.


Wolfe is principal at Shoemaker Elementary in Grand Island. He says in a statement that he feels "terrible about how this reflects upon Shoemaker, Grand Island Public Schools, myself and my family."


Wolfe and a district representative didn't immediately return messages Thursday from The Associated Press.

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Officials ID motorcyclist killed in Sarpy County crash

LA PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Nebraska have identified a motorcyclist killed in a four-vehicle crash in Sarpy County.


The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 75, a few hundred yards south of U.S. Highway 34, killing 47-year-old Jody Emmert, of Bellevue. Investigators say Emmert was operating a motorcycle that hit a minivan, which triggered a secondary crash between a work van and a pickup truck that were trailing the motorcycle and minivan.


The sheriff's office says Emmert died at the scene. The driver and passengers in the pickup were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The work van and minivan drivers were taken to a hospital as precautions.