Driver in Fatal Nebraska Van Crash Was Prison Inmate

Posted 10 months ago

By Scott Carlson

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