A North Platte man is in jail on a $75,000 bond after he was charged Friday night with driving under the influence for the fourth time.The case started Friday at 11:43 p.m., when North Platte police went to the 1600 block of West 13th to check out a reported domestic disturbance that occurred earlier, police spokesman John Deal said.
The officer met a 37-year-old woman who said her live-in boyfriend, Nicholas Flynn, 34, assaulted her. Police were told the couple argued and Flynn told the woman to get out of the house.
The woman was reportedly packing when Flynn began to threaten her, and he allegedly threw a computer keyboard at her, which hit her hands and caused some small abrasions, Deal said.
Deal said a friend of the woman called police and Flynn left the house. A short time later, an officer saw Flynn’s car pulling into the Kwik Stop on Rodeo Rd.
Flynn showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol, and failed a preliminary breath test, Deal said.
He was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence, fourth offense, as well as domestic assault, which was upgraded to a felony because of a prior conviction. He was also charged with driving on a suspended license, according to sheriff’s records.