Case pushed back for man accused of ramming truck into several vehicles, store front
COLUMBUS - Jeffrey Wegener, the man authorities say caused between $15,000 and $20,000 of damage while driving a truck in Columbus, was originally scheduled to appear in Platte County Court Thursday afternoon.
The Platte County Attorney's office said his criminal case has been continued and his status hearing pushed back. Reasons why were not made public.
Columbus Police said Wegener crashed a truck into a store front and collided with several vehicles in September.
Witnesses said Wegener's truck blocked westbound traffic on 23rd Street near 18th Avenue before he started driving it into surrounding vehicles. They said after Wegener's truck went in reverse into Ace Rent-To-Own, he rammed into a couple more vehicles before taking off westbound down 23rd Street.
Columbus Police said officers eventually caught up with Wegener's vehicle and tased him after he resisted arrest.
CPD said it saw nothing indicating Wegener was under the influence.
Wegener faces charges of willful reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting arrest and driving under revocation. No word yet on when he'll be back in court.
News Channel Nebraska reached out to his attorney, who declined to comment on the case.