BEATRICE – A rural Beatrice man found lying near his wrecked vehicle north of Beatrice last June, will serve probation and a jail sentence for a 3rd offense driving while intoxicated conviction.
36-year-old Jered Tiedeman was sentenced to a two-year probation and will begin a 30-day jail term, April 18th. Tiedeman received credit off the jail sentence for one day spent in custody. The sentence includes a $1,000 fine.
Gage County District Judge Rick Schreiner ordered a ten-year license revocation and barred the defendant from driving, for 45 days. Tiedemann will be able to apply to use an ignition interlock device.
A plea agreement reduced the charge in the case from a felony to a misdemeanor and Tiedeman entered a plea of no contest.
Late last June 5th, a Gage County Sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle on its side in the west ditch of U.S. Highway 77, about two miles north of Beatrice. The heavily damaged car’s engine was still running. The officer found the driver, later identified as Tiedeman, about 30-feet away, unresponsive but breathing. A medical helicopter was summoned to the scene to transport Tiedeman to a Lincoln hospital.
Court records indicated Tiedeman had two prior drunk driving convictions in Sarpy County and one in Gage County.