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A Bellevue man received his sentencing during district court after an incident resulting in a DUI charge, a Class W Misdemeanor.
Jeremy Starman of Bellevue, Nebraska, was sentenced to 30 days in jail immediately, 18 months of probation and 10 years without a license. However, after 45 days of being released, Starman has the option to use an ignition interlock permit within 45 days of driving after being released.
Starman received his DUI charge after he was found in the ditch passed out with the passenger while the car was still running. The officer had to wake Starman up while observing beer bottles all over the floor. Starman said that he does not remember the incident, causing the judge to question whether he has problem or not.
Judge James Kube explained to Starman the circumstances as to why is sentencing is what it is, as well as showing how he truly wants to see the best come out of this situation.
Kube explained, “I think you need some more probation. But I want you to think about why you are going through this. I don’t want you to go through the steps and just get it over with. I want you to see if you can learn something. . . But, again when you’re going through this I want you to think about some of those things and try to get something out of what you’re being exposed to and that you’re hopefully learning so that you can use it when the time comes when you’re out somewhere, at a bar, at a party drinking, and. You have keys in your hand. To do something else than what you’ve been doing.”