One hundred fifty-seven defendants were prosecuted for Operating while under the
Influence (OWI) in Polk County Associate District Courts in the month of September
One hundred twenty-two of those defendants were prosecuted for OWI First Offense.
OWI, First Offense is a Serious Misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum sentence of
one year in the County Jail and a maximum fine of $1,250. The Court MUST impose a minimum of
two days incarceration and a fine of $1,250, upon conviction. Blood Alcohol levels
are shown below in parentheses. DRE indicates that the conviction was based upon
use of drugs other than just alcohol. REF means that the defendant refused the chemical
test. A deferred judgment (non-conviction) is usually available to those defendants
who test below .150 for a first offense. The State of Iowa has a legislatively set,
presumptive level of intoxication of .08.
Those defendants appearing for sentencing for OWI First Offense in this reporting
Ella Bailey, (0.114); Jacob Bergeson, (0.214); Izaak Berglund, (0.142); Izaak Berglund,
(0.146); Samantha Bernholtz, (0.106); Cassandra Beverly, (REF); Eric Boardman, (REF);
Drew Bower, (0.106); Jesse Brown, (0.142); Santi Budathoki, (REF); Anthony Carberry,
(0.246); Cathleen Carruthers, (0.201); Frank Cecil, (0.16); Larry Chavez, (0.153);
John Chugg, (DRE); Kenneth Cohee, (REF); Jose Contreras Romo, (0.089); Samantha
Cook, (0.214); Tanya Corfits, (0.103); Mark Covington, (0.123); Doi Cung, (REF);
Deanna Davis, (DRE); Paul Dawson, (0.231); Robert Doyle, (DRE); Robert Duku, (0.085);
Anthony Ehlert, (0.151); Tammy Ellis, (DRE); Jonathan Frazier, (REF); Mark Free,
(REF); Christopher Freier, (REF); Jose Godinez, (0.116); Yesenia Gomez Devizcaino,
(0.125); Jenna Gomm, (0.1); Ryan Gruver, (REF); Laurie Ha, (0.115); Danny Haidar,
(0.161); Mickey Hammond, (REF); Molly Harper, (0.138); Cory Heagle, (0.179); Brandon
Herman, (0.188); Hector Hernandez, (0.193); Gene Hildreth, (0.191); Marlene Hinkhouse,
(0.179); Sherrell Hobbs, (0.141); Sara Hunt, (0.158); Joy Jeffrey, (0.155); Amir
Jeshani, (0.165); Gerald Johnson, (0.178); Jesse Johnson, (REF); Tamera Johnson,
(0.139); Steven Jones, (0.176); Lisa Kain, (REF); Til Karki, (0.205); Darrin Kelly,
(0.191); Nicholas Ketchum, (0.214); Dilli Khatiwada, (0.159); Erin Knauer, (0.214);
Shawn Knudsen, (0.149); Jody Koebke, (0.214); Robert Koehler, (REF); Almir Kucukovic,
(0.2); Kurt Laffey, (0.194); Marsha Lappin, (REF); Brian Lenning, (0.185); Michael
Lents, (0.168); Lillian Lewedag, (0.105); Zachary Little, (0.162); Brandon Ludtke,
(0.193); Kimberly Ludwig, (0.203); Reghan Markert, (0.156); Chloe Matthews, (0.101);
Bryan Merrifield, (0.223); Cameron Miller, (REF); Lucas Miller, (0.18); Dwayne Murray,
(.000/REF); Brandon Nattress, (0.11); Laura Nicholls, (REF); Kent Nichols, (0.26);
Alma Omerovic, (0.156); Nicholas Otis, (0.165); Trilokkumar Panchal, (0.301); Ian
Patterson, (0.164); David Payer, (REF); Troy Perez, (0.156); Nyekakh Puot, (0.185);
Nicholas Reeser, (DRE); Robert Rehkemper, (0.126); Adam Robbins, (0.159); Marc Roseman,
(DRE); John Sanford, (DRE); John Sanford, (DRE/REF); Susan Schlegel, (0.127); Karl
Schmitz, (REF); Cally Schooley, (0.164); Joshua Sebert, (0.113); William Shackelford,
(DRE); Paul Shafer, (0.108); Claudine Shoulders, (REF); Kelley Simmer, (0.126);
Riyad Surmeli, (0.181); Whitney Tapia Dematteis, (0.16); Justin Thomsen, (REF);
Kyle Titus, (0.088); Timothy Trulson, (0.225); Valerie Tulk, (REF); Leon Ung, (0.146);
David Vanarkel, (0.131); Luis Vasquez Noveron, (0.12); Daniel Vasquez Trujillo,
(REF); Jeffrey Walker, (REF); Corey Weddel, (REF); Reese Wegner, (DRE); Charles
Wessel , (0.177); Willie West, (0.148); Amanda White, (0.16); William White, (0.118);
Dale Widman, (REF); Kurt Wildin, (REF); Natasha Woods, (0.125); Nicholas Woods,
(REF); Robert Wright, (0.181); Syed Zaidi, (0.14).
Of those defendants sentenced for OWI first offense this report, forty had a test
of .160 (twice the legal limit) or greater. The low chemical test among the group
was .085 and the high test was .301 (almost
FOUR times the legal limit). Nine defendants were prosecuted
based upon their use of drugs other than just alcohol (denoted by “DRE” above) and
twenty-seven refused chemical testing (denoted by “Ref.” above).
Twenty-six defendants appeared for sentencing for OWI Second Offense. OWI second
offense is an Aggravated Misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison and
a fine of up to $6250. The Court MUST
impose a minimum of seven days incarceration and a minimum fine of $1875 upon conviction
of Second Offense OWI.
The defendants prosecuted for OWI second offense report were:
Jesse Anderson, (REF); Theresa Artis, (0.141); Paul Beavers, (0.17); Benjamin Bjorholm,
(0.127); Bryan Bosch, (REF); Eric Cavan, (0.159); Luis Colon, (REF); Anthony Damrow,
(REF); Kevin Enderton, (0.125); Andre Handley, (REF); Karen Hauenstein, (0.143);
Dustin Haugen, (REF); Jeremy Juull, (REF); Candice Lagergren, (0.199); Jeffrey Lovell,
(0.126); Joseph Lyons, (0.252); Randy McCoy, (0.186); Jesse McLarty, (0.162); Valorie
Murray, (0.21); Trevor Myers, (REF); Megan Northrop, (0.17); David Phillips, (REF);
Benjamin South, (0.162); Paul Ware, (0.14); Eric Williams, (0.184); Myo Zaw, (0.2).
Of those Defendants sentenced for OWI second offense who took a chemical test, those
tests ranged from a low of .125 to a high of .252 (more than
THREE times the legal limit). Nine of these defendants refused
the chemical test.
There were nine defendants sentenced this reporting period for Third Offense OWI.
Third Offense OWI is a Class D felony, punishable by up to five years in prison
and by a fine of up to $9375. The Court
MUST sentence a Defendant convicted of Third Offense OWI
to a minimum of thirty days in jail and a minimum fine of $3125. Sentenced this
Carlos Fuentes, (REF); Julio Garcia, (0.164); Melanie Mathews, (0.236); Lisa
Modrick, (0.143); Phon Nguyen, (0.201); Robert Shaw, (REF); Marie Stack, (REF);
John Vancleave, (0.131); Phillip Williams, (REF).
These cases were prosecuted by attorneys assigned to the Intake and Screening Bureau
of Polk County Attorney John Sarcone’s Office. For September of 2013, the attorneys
directly responsible for handling this challenging, fast-paced and high volume docket
were: Maurice Curry and Jordan Roling.