MASON CITY – A Mason City woman might have several years of bad luck if she’s convicted of busting a window and then driving drunk this weekend, as police allege.
According to police, officers were called to the 1400 block of North Virginia Avenue on Friday evening, March 7 at about 11:52 PM. A resident there reported that a known person had just broken a window there and driven off. Officers located and stopped the vehicle near 1st Street SE and Tennessee Avenue.
The driver, 24-year-old Kendra Chanel Newton of Mason City, was later arrested for 5th degree criminal mischief and second offense operating while intoxicated, an aggravated misdemeanor.
Newton is still working her way through a drunk driving conviction from last year in Tama county. She served jail time, and was assessed $2,031.85 in fines and fees, but has managed to pay back only $554.48. She’s been placed on a payment plan. In addition, she was to complete a substance abuse counseling program.