The Gothenburg Police Chief has been charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving.
The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office has been appointed to prosecute the case.
According to Dawson County Court records, Randell Olson, 59, is charged in relation to a March 7 incident in which the Gothenburg Police Department was called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident in the area of 16th and C streets in Gothenburg.
A vehicle allegedly struck a parked vehicle where no injuries were reported.
Gothenburg Police conducted an investigation while the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist in the investigation. The deputy detected the odor of alcohol on the driver of the vehicle, identified as Olson.
Following field sobriety tests, the deputy took Olson into custody and transported him to Lexington Police Department to conduct a breath test as the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office breath test machine was unavailable at the time.
Olson is currently out of jail after posting 10 percent bond in the amount of $2,500.
Gothenburg Mayor Joyce Hudson told NTV News that Olson is on administrative leave.
She said the issue is a personnel matter and is being investigated by the city.