Nebraska: Prison officials allowed inmate with two prior DUI convictions to drive prison van; Jeremy Dobbe killed Joyce Meeks in head-on crash

Jeremy Dobbe
Jeremy Dobbe

From Lincoln Journal-Star Online

A work release inmate with two DUI convictions was driving a state van with the OK from prison officials Tuesday night when he crashed with a minivan, killing a nurse’s assistant who was two blocks from home.

Jeremy Dobbe, 35, was driving the 2011 Ford Econoline east on Van Dorn Street “at a high rate of speed” at about 10:30 p.m. when he went into oncoming traffic and hit a 2004 silver Nissan Quest nearly head on, Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood said Wednesday.

Joyce R. Meeks, 47, died at the scene. Rescue crews took Dobbe to Bryan West Campus with injuries that did not appear to be
life-threatening, police Capt. Michon Morrow said. ….MORE


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