McCOOK, Nebraska -- A McCook man was sentenced to jail time after he was arrested in 2011 for what was at least his eighth drunk driving offense.
The offender, 32-year-old Scott Ryan Daniel of 1604 W. Fourth Street, was sentenced to 180 days in jail, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and his driver's license was revoked for 15 years after he accepted a plea agreement that admitted guilt to third offense DUI in Red Willow County District Court.
Daniel was arrested and jailed by McCook police officers following a traffic stop in May 2011 that occurred just past midnight on West Fourth Street. He was originally cited with DUI eighth offense, driving left of center, driving under revocation, driving under suspension ninth offense and no operator's license.
According to court documents Daniel had previously been arrested for DUI and DUS eight or more times, including multiple convictions in Furnas, Phelps, Lancaster and Red Willow County.
Red Willow County Attorney Paul Wood pursued the case by charging Daniel with fourth offense DUI, a Class II felony; in addition to a Class IV felony charge of operating a motor vehicle during revocation and an infraction for driving left of center. Wood then offered a plea agreement to Daniel in March 2012 that reduced the drunk driving charge to a Class IIIA felony of third offense and dismissed the driving left of center infraction.
Daniel was subsequently sentenced May 16, 2012, to pay the $1,000 fine and serve 180 days in jail on the drunk driving charge.
He was also sentenced to 30 days in jail for the driving under revocation offense but that sentence was ordered to be served at the same time as the 180-day sentence.