Posted By: Kayla Bremer
The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says a Lincoln man was arrested for his 15th DWI over the weekend.
Just before 11:30 Saturday night, a deputy stopped 73–year–old Lee Collins of Lincoln near NW 12th and W Adams.
Sheriff Terry Wagner says Collins' Dodge Durango was stopped at a green light, causing other cars to go around it to get through the intersection.
The sheriff says the deputy could smell alcohol and through further investigation found that Collins was driving on a 15–year suspended license. And although Collins has 14 DWI convictions since 1962, prosecutors can only go back 15 years when it comes your record and sentencing.
"He'd been convicted of three DWIs in the last 15 years which would constitute a fourth DWI for the purpose of this case," Sheriff Terry Wagner said.
Officials say he was ultimately arrested for felony driving on a suspended license and DWI.
According to records, Collins was released from prison in September after serving four years of a 5 to 10 year sentence for the same offense.
"It's a good thing we got him off the street."
The sheriff says Collins will most likely get another 5 to 10 year sentence if convicted.
He was also cited for impeding traffic and no proof of insurance.