Lincoln city councilwoman pleads guilty to DUI after hitting tree

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Lincoln city councilwoman pleaded guilty to driving under the influence on Monday, according to court documents.

Tammy Ward, who has served on the council since 2019, struck a tree near 20th Street and Surfside Drive in June.

Investigators thought Ward was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, Lincoln Police said.

She was cited and released on suspicion of DUI and negligent driving.

Ward entered a plea deal, which dropped the charge of negligent driving, court documents show.

Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 9.

Ward could have her driver’s license revoked for a year.

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