Omaha senator Scott Lautenbaugh was pulled over for erratic driving early Wednesday morning.
Lautenbaugh is facing a DUI charge after he was pulled over by a Douglas County Sheriff's deputy near 147th and West Maple around 2 a.m. Deputy Chief Marty Bilek says Lautenbaugh's blood alcohol level was .234, nearly three times the legal limit.
In a statement Lautenbaugh says he is embarrassed by the incident and that "this is no one's fault but mine, and I take full responsibility for this."
Lautenbaugh says he will seek an immediate alcohol evaluation. "I will let the legal process take its 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."
This is Lautenbaugh's first DUI offense. Any legal proceedings will have to wait until June. A Nebraska state law from the 1800's dictates that no senator serving in the unicameral can be prosecuted while they are in session.