A Douglas County sheriff's lieutenant acknowledged in court that he drove while he was drunk.
Richard J. Lally Jr., 46, was charged with first-offense driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content greater than .15 percent. He pleaded guilty to the less-serious charge of first-offense driving under the influence.
Lally's blood-alcohol level was .185 percent when he was stopped Jan. 5, according to an Omaha police report. The legal limit for drivers in Nebraska is .08 percent.
Douglas County Court Judge Craig McDermott sentenced Lally to six months of probation. His driver's license was revoked for 60 days and he was fined $500, according to a court record.
Lally, who pleaded guilty March 7, was accused of driving an unmarked sheriff's vehicle the wrong way on a University of Nebraska at Omaha campus street.
At the time he was charged, Lally commanded the Sheriff's Office emergency services unit, the formal name for its SWAT team.
He was removed from that assignment, though Chief Deputy Marty Bilek said Lally may return to the team at the end of his probation.
After he was charged, Lally was transferred to a security detail post at the City-County Building in Omaha, Bilek said.
Lally was off-duty when he was stopped about 3:20 a.m. after his vehicle was seen weaving on the wrong side of University Drive South, according to the police report.
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