Driver in Fatal Nebraska Van Crash Was Prison Inmate

Jeremy Dobbe (NE Dept. of Corrections Photo)

Jeremy Dobbe (NE Dept. of Corrections Photo)

(AP) — A Nebraska prison inmate with drunken- and reckless-driving convictions was behind the wheel of a state-owned van that was involved in a fatal crash in Lincoln.

The Department of Correctional Services says 35-year-old Jeremy Dobbe was assigned to drive inmates to and from work details out of the Community Corrections Center in Lincoln. Lincoln police say Dobbe was driving at a high rate of speed around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when he went into oncoming traffic and struck a minivan nearly head-on.

Lincoln police say the other vehicle’s driver, 47-year-old Joyce R. Meeks, died at the scene.

Dobbe is serving a 5-7 year sentence for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, terroristic threats and criminal mischief from Colfax and Butler counties

  • rowdy1

    With a driving record like his, I can’t believe he had a license, yet alone was allowed to haul others around.

    Current score: 4