Jack M. Perdue, 20, of Cambridge, pled guilty Thursday to driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a bad wreck Sept. 15 in southern Lincoln County. Around 2 a.m. on Sept. 15, Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies were called to the injury accident about a mile north of the Frontier County line on So. Cut Creek Road. A southbound red 1995 Chevrolet pickup went out of control, hit a cottonwood tree and flipped several times.
Both Perdue and another man in the pickup, Tayler G. Jenson, 19, of Parks, suffered facial cuts and other injuries. Deputies said neither man wore a seatbelt. Also, investigators found alcohol in the pickup.
At the time, Jensen told officers that Perdue was drunk and driving, but Perdue denied that he was driving. Jensen told investigators that he offered to drive but Perdue would not let him. Perdue suffered the worst injuries.
Perdue admitted Thursday in county court that he was the driver. Investigators said Perdue’s blood alcohol content was 0.23 and Jensen’s was 0.02, below the legal limit.
Perdue was sentenced to two days in jail, a year probation, $500 fine and his driver’s license was suspended for a year.
Taylor Trembly, 25, of North Platte appeared in Lincoln County Court Thursday to face a charge of resisting arrest.
In the latest charge, Trembly allegedly tried to run from officers because his drivers’ license was suspended. Trembly was standing next to his car at the time and took off while officers were trying to cuff him. One grabbed Trembly’s shirt and he tried to twist away.
At the hearing, defense attorney Patrick Hays made a deal with the Lincoln County Attorney’s Office to drop a driving under suspension charge in exchange for a guilty plea of resisting arrest.
Hays told Lincoln County judge Kent Turnbull that Trembly is due Jan. 13 to be sentenced for drug possession and he asked to defer sentencing in county court until the district court sentence is issued.
Turnbull approved the motion.
Meanwhile, Trembly is out of the jail on bond.