Judge expected to enter pre-trial diversion
Urbom

Senior U.S. District Judge Warren Urbom was expected to sign papers this week for admission into Lancaster County pre-trial diversion services.

Lincoln police ticketed Urbom for misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide in connection with the traffic death Sept. 8 of Fred McEntarffer, 74, of Lincoln.

McEntarffer was westbound on a motorcycle on L Street at about 11 a.m. when a car driven by Urbom collided with the bike near 13th Street. According to police, Urbom, 80, was attempting to turn left onto 13th Street from a middle lane of L Street at the time of the collision.

The Lancaster County Attorney’s Office said Monday it would file the misdemeanor charge against Urbom next week in Lancaster County Court. Once the charge is filed, and Urbom has been admitted into the pre-trial program, a judge would dismiss the case.

Urbom would be in the pre-trial diversion program for one year. The program typically includes 100 hours of volunteer service at a non-profit agency and the surrender of the participant’s driver’s license for 60 days.

The County Attorney’s Office can refile the original charges against participants who fail to complete the program.

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