A Lincoln orthopedic surgeon whose medical license was suspended in 2014 was fined and sentenced to probation Tuesday in Lancaster County Court after pleading no contest to two misdemeanor charges connected with a traffic accident.

Scott Strasburger, 53, was sentenced to one year of probation for transporting a child while intoxicated and fined $750 for leaving the scene of an accident. Charges of first-offense drunken driving, careless driving and leaving the scene of a second accident were dismissed as part of a plea agreement, according to Pat Condon of the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office. Strasburger was under the influence of cocaine, Condon said.

A Lincoln woman told police Strasburger was the driver of a red Land Rover that rear-ended her car June 2 at a traffic light at the intersection of Cotner Boulevard and A Street.

Both vehicles pulled over and the woman said she tried to get information from Strasburger, but he could not write legibly. A 6-year-old girl was in the car with him, police said.

Strasburger, a former defensive end at Nebraska who later served as physician for Husker football, told the woman he needed to leave. A short time later, police said, Strasburger hit a parked car and did not stop.

Strasburger’s medical license has not been reinstated, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Contact the writer: 402-444-1272, kevin.cole@owh.com

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