NPD: Columbus man arrested for 5th DUI, impersonation, and more

NORFOLK, Neb. -- A Columbus man was arrested Friday morning under suspicion of a fifth DUI, driving on a suspended license, and lying about his identity, among other charges.

At approximately 2:45 a.m., a Norfolk Police officer conducted a traffic stop at 13th Street and Phillip Avenue.

After providing a different name and date of birth, the driver was eventually identified as 34-year-old Jared T. Wagner.

Wagner had an active Lancaster County arrest warrant and was taken into custody. Once at the Norfolk City Jail, according to police reports, the arresting officer could smell alcohol on Wagner.

Wagner was then requested to perform field sobriety maneuvers and take a preliminary breath test. Officers say he refused the preliminary breath test and did not perform a chemical test.

Officers also noted that Wagner's license was currently under suspension and that his vehicle was supposed to have an ignition interlock device installed, which it did not.

Wagner was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (5th offense), criminal impersonation, driving under suspension, driving without an interlock device, refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. He was
housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail