A Bancroft man pleaded guilty to several offenses Monday morning in Dodge County District Court stemming from a May arrest.

Adam P. Jensen, 34, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence third-offense, a Class “W” misdemeanor, and being in possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, a Class IV felony.

Originally, Jensen was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol fourth-offense, however, through a plea agreement the DUI charge was reduced to third offense sense he also pleaded to the felony offense of being in possession of methamphetamine, court records show.

Jensen was arrested May 28 while traveling eastbound along U.S. Highway 30 near County Road 14. He was stopped by a Dodge County Sheriff’s Office deputy for traveling 73 mph in a 60 mph zone. Court records show that when the deputy ran Jensen’s name through Dodge County dispatch, he was informed that Jensen had three prior DUI convictions.

Records show Jensen smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech. An arrest affidavit shows that Jensen failed field sobriety and admitted to drinking earlier in the night at an Omaha concert.

After failing a preliminary breath test, Jensen was arrested, and during a subsequent inventory search of his vehicle additional contraband was located, including: a glass pipe with residue which tested positive as methamphetamine, as well as cigars filled with a green leafy substance which tested positive as marijuana.

After arriving at the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, a Datamaster test revealed the defendant’s blood alcohol content to be .133.

Jensen is scheduled for sentencing at 9 a.m. Nov. 6.

Get news headlines sent daily to your inbox

In other District Court News:

Felicia M. Emerson, 29, of Fremont pleaded guilty to being in possession of a controlled substance – alprazolam, a Class IV felony. Through a plea agreement several additional charges were dropped, including: being in possession of methamphetamine, being in possession of zolpidem, three counts of child abuse, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer and being in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Emerson was arrested in May after an investigation conducted by the III CORPS Drug Task Force led to a raid at an apartment complex located in the 400 block of South Birchwood Drive, court records show. The non-violent child abuse charges – dropped through a plea agreement – stemmed from children being present in a home where narcotics were being held.

Emerson, who plans to apply for drug court, is scheduled for sentencing at 9 a.m. Nov. 6.


Comments disabled.