LINCOLN, Neb. — A Lincoln man who was drunk when he hit and badly injured a bicyclist, then tried to walk away, has been sentenced to three years in prison.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 26-year-old Shane Heinen was sentenced last week after pleading no contest to DUI causing serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

Police say Heinen ran a red light at a Lincoln intersection the night of Sept. 21, hitting Joe Billesbach, a Beatrice city councilman. The crash left Billesbach with a broken leg and four broken ribs. Police say officers stopped Heinen as he tried to walk away from the crash. Heinen’s blood alcohol content tested at .117 — well over the .08 legal limit to drive.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com