An Omaha attorney known for handling drunken-driving cases for prominent clients was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months of probation for his second DUI.
Randy Paragas, 52, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and no contest to obstruction of justice, both misdemeanors, in Washington County Court.
Besides probation, Paragas had his driver's license revoked for one year, was ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and was fined $600.
The Washington County attorney dropped charges of leaving the scene of an accident, having no vehicle registration and false reporting.
Sheriff Mike Robinson said Paragas had a blood-alcohol level of .186 percent, more than twice the legal limit, when he was ticketed April 7, 2012.
Deputies said Paragas' Chevrolet Corvette crashed into a tree next to Nebraska Highway 133, about four miles north of the Washington County line. The Corvette, with license plates “NOTGLTY, ” was spotted about 2:15 a.m.
Paragas, whose DUI clients have included New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain, was found guilty of drunken driving in 2009.
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