Teen arrested for DUI following crash inside Lincoln parking garage

LPD is investigating a crash inside a downtown parking garage that sent four people to a Lincoln hospital.
Published: Dec. 14, 2022 at 5:29 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2022 at 10:19 AM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Lincoln Police Department is investigating a crash inside a downtown parking garage that sent three people to the hospital.

According to LPD, it happened inside the Academy parking garage at the southeast corner of 18th and P Streets just before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

LPD said a 2018 Dodge Challenger entered the garage off of the 18th Street side, drove up the ramp to the second floor, and crashed into a wall head-on.

According to an accident report filed in the case, the car was traveling at a ‘high rate of speed’, and the impact with the wall caused ‘significant damage to the vehicle and also caused the airbags to deploy. A passenger in the car told police they believed the car was going about 40 to 50 MPH when it crashed.

The report also states that there were no skid marks or signs that the driver of the Challenger had attempted to avoid a crash.

Police said the driver is a 19-year-old Jacob Staab of Grand Island. The crash report also states that Staab told officers that he believed that he was driving on O Street and that the speed limit was ‘30 or 35′. Staab is facing DUI charges, careless driving, and minor in possession charges.

Staab’s BAC at the time of his arrest was .2.16, according to court documents.

The two other passengers in the car were 19-year-old women.

All three were taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to LPD.