Man gets car stuck on railroad tracks, arrested for DUI

Officers searched the vehicle and found a loaded 9mm handgun in the center console.
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Photo courtesy of Lancaster County Department of Corrections

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Lincoln man was arrested for a DUI after getting his vehicle stuck on railroad tracks in west Lincoln.

Lincoln police received a call from a passerby just before 6 a.m. on Jan. 1st on a report of a gold Cadillac CTS stuck on railroad tracks near 1st Street and F Street. Officers arrived at the railroad tracks and contacted 28-year-old Shaquille Falcon and 31-year-old Rudy Martinez. The two were staying warm in a bystander’s vehicle.

Falcon told police that he had been driving the car, officers believed he showed signs of intoxication. Officers initiated a DUI investigation with Falcon, they allowed Martinez to return to the vehicle to retrieve their belongings.

While near the Cadillac, an officer smelled marijuana coming from within the vehicle. Officers then conducted a search of the vehicle. During the search, officers found a loaded 9mm pistol in the center console of the vehicle.

Since Falcon and Martinez were convicted felons, they’re unable to own a firearm. The officers tested Falcon and found his BAC to be .157.

Lincoln police arrested Falcon for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and a 1st offense DUI. Lincoln police also arrested Martinez for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.





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