An orthopedic surgeon and former Husker football player faces a variety of charges after crashing into a couple of parked cars in Lincoln.
Lincoln police report Dr. Scott Strasburger, 52, hit a couple of parked vehicles Tuesday afternoon, then drove off. Strasburger then hit another vehicle and was unable to exchange information with the other driver, who accused him of being high.
Police report Strasburger displayed signs of impairment and failed a field sobriety test. He has been charged with driving under the influence, negligent driving, and leaving the scene of an accident. Police say Strasburger had a six-year-old in the car with him and also faces a charge of child neglect.
Strasburger’s medical license was suspended in December for six months after being accused of arriving at work while under the influence of drugs.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services accused Strasburger of being impaired at the Lincoln Surgery Center November 26th. The Attorney General filed a petition for disciplinary action against Strasburger, who allegedly refused to submit to a drug test. He was prevented from performing surgery.
The petition claimed Strasburger has been charged with substance abuse before, once at Nebraska Orthopedic and Sports Medicine in Lincoln and also at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.
Strasburger is a former Nebraska Cornhusker football player. Strasburger played as a defensive end from 1981 until 1984, earning third-team All American honors as well as twice being selected to the All-Big Eight team. He had served as team physician at one time.
Jane Monnich, KLIN, contributed to this story.