One hundred fifty defendants were prosecuted for Operating while under the Influence
(OWI) in Polk County Associate District Courts in the month of July 2013.
One hundred sixteen 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
Carlos Acevedo, (DRE); Emily Adams, (0.2); Sydent Armater, (0.198); Erick Bachez,
(REF); Javier Barron, (0.144); Melissa Batzer, (0.2); Andrew Beatty, (0.202); Philip
Benson, (0.146); Colton Black, (0.129); Prohos Buttrey, (0.158); Thailer Carlson,
(0.132); Jeffrey Carter, (0.139); Dennis Charlson, (0.139); Melvin Cizek, (REF);
Shannon Conard, (REF); Janis Conley, (REF); Breanna Courtney, (0.134); Zachary Cozad,
(REF); Joshua Daniels, (0.126); Jayme Davis, (0.177); Biel Deng, (0.164); Kyle Dieckman,
(0.208); Anne Downing, (REF); Tyler Eden, (0.167); Christopher Emehiser, (DRE);
Sean Eno, (0.13); Jose Escareno, (0.169); Chase Eslinger, (0.244); Tiffany Etter,
(0.222); William Falbo, (0.144); Kenny Faulk, (REF); Melissa Fenimore, (0.148);
Scott Franceschine, (0.17); Shubhkaran Gill, (0.139); Jeffrey Gillom, (.073/REF);
Meredith Goerdt, (REF); Pedro Gomez Hernandez, (REF); Abel Gonzalez, (0.149); Robert
Grace, (0.119); Jose Guadalupe Mendez, (REF); Andreas Haffar, (0.098); Robert Hall,
(REF); Robert Hall, (RFE); Lesa Hamilton, (0.187); Jeffrey Hannemann, (0.093); Cory
Hart, (0.166); William Hayes, (0.176); Freddy Hernandez Rincon, (REF); Reymi Hinde,
(REF); Langston Hughes, (.011/DRE); Sherri Johnson, (REF); Bradley Karstens, (0.22);
Matthew Keeling, (0.193); Kenneth Kelzer, (0.14); Colby Kriegel, (0.18); Laura Kroeger,
(REF); Rodrigo Lachino Dominguez, (0.138); Victor Larson, (0.115); Daniel Leanos,
(0.181); John Leib, (REF); Christine Leners, (REF); Christina Leuth, (0.17); Brad
Lewis, (0.148); Jessica Lopez, (0.124); Jonathan Luong, (0.195); Cristobal Martinez
Cruz, (0.198); Jenna Marzen, (0.124); Alysia Masters, (0.171); Bradley McIntire,
(REF); Whitney McLean, (0.181); Jason Meek, (REF); Keisha Meissner, (0.134); Ralph
Mershon, (0.19); Chrisopher Miranda, (REF); Micah Moeller, (0.209); Paul Monroe,
(0.244); Donald Muselmann, (0.175); Brian Myers, (0.167); Angel Navarro Flores,
(0.191); Amy Nichols, (REF); Glen Nicholson, (.035/DRE); Donald Nickerson, (REF);
Christopher Peterson, (REF); Marco Plascenica, (0.153); Vanessa Reed, (REF); Tommy
Riley, (REF); Maria Rizzuti, (0.122); Victoria Routh, (0.107); Ian Rupp, (0.137);
Tracie Sargent, (0.178); Diane Savage, (0.129); Megan Schreck, (REF); Peter Shebe,
(0.145); Kelli Sherwood, (DRE); Mark Sienknecht, (0.156); David Simmons, (0.151);
Codie Smith, (0.173); Megan Spooner, (0.164); Eric Suminski, (0.154); Tiyanna Systma,
(0.127); Steven Taxted, (REF); Thang Thanpaeng, (0.146); Kywaune Thomas, (REF);
Somphet Thongsouk, (0.119); Rebecca Truitt, (REF); Sixto Valencias Suarez, (REF);
Monica Vasquez Alcaraz, (REF); Stacy Velman, (0.157); Scott Voss, (0.113); Ryan
Westerkamp, (0.172); Mitchell Westphal, (REF); Maura Wiebers, (0.148); Andrew Wightman,
(REF); Teresa Wurr, (0.203); Andrea Yager, (REF); Andrea Yager, (0.125).
Of those defendants sentenced for OWI first offense this report, thirty-nine had
a test of .160 (twice the legal limit) or greater. The low chemical test among the
group was .093 and the high test was .244 (more than THREE times the legal limit).
Three 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.”
Twenty-nine 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:
Jerry Bickford, (REF); Arlyn Boman, (0.218); Benjamin Borland, (0.22); Doluoth Chay,
(REF); Katelyn Dullard, (0.123); Taylor Ely, (REF); Matthew Hawkins, (REF); William
Heyenga, (0.141); Eric Jones, (REF); Tynan Kuebler, (REF); Paul Macleod, (0.316);
Trestin Miller, (REF); Benjamin Moore, (0.182); John Nelson, (REF); Richard Nelson,
(REF); Chris Peterson, (0.121); Ryan Robertson, (0.109); Andrew Roeth, (REF); Anthony
Ross, (0.145); Felip Saldana, (0.207); Michael Sellman, (REF); Jeffrey Shoemaker
, (0.147); Marc Sidie, (0.125); Tara Simonson, (0.194); Patricia Sneddon, (0.242);
Hallie Torrez Reed, (0.163); Brian Tyler, (DRE); Yen Yann, (0.227); Crystal Zeroni,
Of those Defendants sentenced for OWI second offense who took a chemical test, those
tests ranged from a low of .109 to a high of .316 (almost FOUR times the legal limit).
Eleven of these defendants refused the chemical test.
There were five 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 $7500. 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
Paulette Breon, (.055/DRE); Robert Hudson, (REF); Frank Marcocig, (0.126); David
Richey, (0.121); Scott Torruella, (REF).
These cases were prosecuted by attorneys assigned to the Intake and Screening Bureau
of Polk County Attorney John Sarcone’s Office. For June of 2013, the attorneys directly
responsible for handling this challenging, fast-paced and high volume docket were:
Maurice Curry and Jordan Roling.