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Keith Williams

Husker receivers coach Keith Williams reads a prepared statement during a news conference in August after his arrest for a third DUI offense. 

Nebraska wide receivers coach Keith Williams has been approved to serve the jail term imposed in his drunk driving conviction on house arrest.

Lancaster County Judge Thomas Zimmerman gave Williams a 30-day jail term and three years of probation and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine Feb. 22.

The next day Zimmerman authorized Williams' house arrest request and set it to begin on Thursday, according to the order. 

Williams will be allowed to leave his southwest Lincoln home for work, education and medical purposes, according to the order. Nebraska is set to open spring football practices Saturday.

Lincoln police arrested the 45-year-old after a minor wreck in downtown Lincoln at about 2 a.m. Aug. 14.

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Officers took him to detox, where his blood-alcohol level tested at 0.15 percent, according to police. The legal limit to drive is 0.08.

Williams has two previous DUI convictions, one in 2009 in California and another in 2004, according to police.

He must refrain from drinking alcohol or going into bars while on probation, the judge ordered.

His house arrest term ends April 1.

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