UPDATE: Husker Asst. Coach pleads not guilty to DUI, bonds out of jail

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Lincoln, NE (KOLN) -- Nebraska football coach Keith Williams appeared in Lancaster County Court Monday afternoon facing a driving under the influence charge.

Williams is the wide receivers coach and was arrested early Sunday morning at 9th and N Streets for driving under the influence.

Lincoln Police told 10/11 Williams blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.15, nearly two times the legal limit of .08.

He was held at the Lancaster County Jail until his court appearance Monday afternoon on DUI 3rd Degree, which is a Felony IIIA charge.

However when Williams appeared via video in court Monday, he was charged with DUI-.08 (2 prior convictions) a misdemeanor and careless driving. He plead not guilty to both charges.

A Lincoln Police probable cause affidavit says officers were called to 9th and N Street at 1:51am Sunday, for an accident involving a Chevy Silverado and a Chevy Camaro.

The affidavit says the woman driving the truck was starting to turn from N Street, south onto 9th Street when she was rear ended. The woman told police, "She initially wanted to exchange information without police involvement, however, the def stated his insurance was through Blue Cross Blue Shield," and that's when she decided to call police.

The court document says Williams had "droopy, bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech," there was a strong odor of alcohol and he had wristbands on his hand from various bars downtown.

It adds, Williams did a field sobriety test, which showed impairment and was taken into custody at 2:34am. Officers then took him to detox for a test.

The criminal complaint says Williams two other DUI convictions happened in California in September of 2008 and July of 2004.

The judge set a $5,000 personal recognizance bond for Williams and the Lancaster County jail confirmed to 10/11 he had posted bond Monday afternoon following his court appearance.

According to Nebraska state statute for a Misdemeanor W Third Offense Driving Under the Influence charge, is punishable by:

Maximum:
1 year in jail
15 years license revocation
$1,000 fine

Mandatory Minimum:
90 days in jail
15 years license revocation
$1,000 fine

If Probation:
30 days in jail
2 –15 years license revocation
$1,000 fine
The court may order the person to apply for an ignition interlock after45 days
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In contrast, what Williams was originally charged with a Felony IIIA Driving Under the Influence charge, it is punishable by:

Maximum:
5 years in jail
15 years license revocation
$10,000 fine

Mandatory Minimum:
180 days in jail
15 years license revocation

If Probation:
60 days in jail
5 –15 years license revocation
$1,000 fine
The court may order the person to apply for an ignition interlock after 45 days.

The Nebraska Athletic Department released a statement following Williams' arrest, saying, "The Nebraska Athletics Department is aware of the incident involving Assistant Coach Keith Williams. We will continue to gather additional information and will withhold further comment at this time."

Williams was heading into his second year coaching the wide receivers at Nebraska. He previously held jobs at Tulane University in Louisiana and Fresno State in California. He's coached wide receivers for the past 16 years.

Williams is scheduled to be in Lancaster County Court again on October 24, 2016 at 11am.