Nebraska WR coach Keith Williams pleads not guilty to DUI and careless driving
LINCOLN, Neb. — In Lancaster County Court on Monday afternoon, Nebraska wide receivers coach Keith Williams pled not guilty to one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and pled not guilty to one count of careless driving.
Williams was arrested around 2 a.m. Sunday morning after he allegedly hit the back of an Uber car, police told the Omaha World-Herald. The two parties exchanged information and the Uber driver called the cops after Williams appeared to be drunk.
Williams registered a .15 blood alcohol content level, nearly twice the legal limit, when given a field sobriety test by Lincoln Police, police said.
Before Williams’ hearing at 2 p.m. the charges changed from third offense DUI with a .15 blood alcohol content level, which is a class three felony, to DUI third offense with a .08 B.A.C., which is a misdemeanor, plus careless driving, which is an infraction, according to police records.
If convicted, Williams faces up to one year in prison.
Williams was released from Lancaster County Jail on a $5,000 PR Bond, meaning he could sign himself out of jail.
Williams was not present in court and was streamed in from jail.
His next court day is October 24 at 11 a.m.
At his release, Williams was told he cannot consume alcohol.