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Ex-county prosecutor faces jail time for probation violation

March 30, 2021 GMT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A former eastern Nebraska county prosecutor faces up to two months in jail after a judge found him guilty of violating his probation from a previous drunken driving conviction.

A judge determined former Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass had been drinking earlier this year, violating his probation from a DUI conviction in March 2020, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Prosecutors also plan to file a second-offense DUI against Glass stemming from the January incident that produced the probation violation, the judge noted in his ruling.

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Glass resigned as county attorney at the end of February, submitting his resignation letter to the county board eight days after being released from jail on allegations that he violated his probation by again driving while drunk the night of Jan. 28. Prosecutors say Glass was drunk when he showed up at the house of his estranged wife to pick up their kids for visitation.

Glass’s attorney, Clarence Mock, indicated he would fight the second-offense DUI charge, saying no officers observed Glass driving drunk, instead finding him at his parents’ home after he had allegedly driven there. Officers also did not perform field sobriety tests on Glass or follow up with further testing after a preliminary breath test showing Glass’s blood alcohol level at more than twice the legal limit to drive.

Readings from preliminary breath tests are not admissible in Nebraska courts.