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A Lincoln judge on Tuesday sentenced Nebraska women's tennis coach Scott Jacobson to a week in jail, fined him $500 and revoked his driver's license for six months for a DUI in March.

Lancaster County Court Judge Laurie Yardley is allowing Jacobson to apply for house arrest for the jail term, set to start May 21, and to get an ignition interlock permit to drive.

The coach was suspended for two weeks without pay following the March 7 incident.

Just after 9:45 that night, Jacobson, 59, was taken to detox after a Lincoln police officer stopped Jacobson's 2008 Honda Accord after spotting him briefly driving on the dirt shoulder along West South Street between Folsom and Southwest 16th streets.

Police said the officer smelled a "moderate" odor of alcohol on his breath, reported that Jacobson's eyes were bloodshot and detected impairment during a field-sobriety test.

His blood-alcohol content tested at 0.127 percent, according to police.

On Tuesday, Jacobson pleaded guilty to first-offense DUI, and prosecutors dismissed a negligent driving charge.

Jacobson has led the women's tennis program at Nebraska since 1991.

 

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