State Senator from Omaha Arrested for DUI Charge

OMAHA – Nebraska State Senator from Omaha Mike McDonnell was pulled over and arrested early today by the Nebraska State Patrol.

McDonnell, 52, was stopped by troopers with the patrol at approximately 12:52 a.m. after he failed to stay in one lane. Senator McDonnell refused to submit to a test, and he was subsequently cited for failure to stay in a lane and arrested for driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a test.

The senator was booked through the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office and was released shortly after 2 a.m. The DUI charge is a first offense for McDonnell.

Senator McDonnell served as Omaha Fire Chief for six years before he was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2016 to represented South Omaha’s District 5.