CHADRON – A Chadron man out on bail from a variety of charges including 3rd offense drunk driving is back in jail on yet another drunk driving arrest. 25-year old Tucker Keiser’s new bail is $10,000.
Chadron Police Officer Patrick Young says the dispatch center received a call early Wednesday morning about a possibly drunk driver near the downtown area.
Young says officers located the vehicle and Keiser, who was arrested after a brief investigation. A chemical test at the police station put his blood-alcohol level at .169, over twice the legal limit and high enough to enhance 3rd offense drunk driving to a felony.
Keiser’s recent criminal history includes 3rd offense drunk driving in February and assault, assault on a police officer, and resisting arrest for a March incident.
Officer Young says driving at Keiser’s accused level of intoxication poses a danger for everyone, but that even lower levels are dangerous with one alcohol-related traffic death every 50 minutes in the United States with the annual cost of alcohol-related crashes topping $44-billion dollars.
Young says the public can help increase safety by reporting suspected drunk drivers, as happened in the Keiser case. He says can call 911, your local law enforcement agency, or the Nebraska State Patrol’s hotline at either 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on your cellphone.