CLEAR LAKE – A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped an unlicensed Mason City driver for poor driving Wednesday morning and took him to jail.
Charles Martin Stoering, age 56, was stopped by the deputy at Interstate 35 and Highway 122 for “driving poorly”. The deputy suspected that Stoering was intoxicated and transported him to the Cerro Gordo County Law Enforcement Complex for field sobriety testing “due to subject being cold”. Stoering was charged with operating while intoxicated and jailed.
Stoering was arrested on October 24 along with a North Dakota woman when police were called to the Graham Manufacturing plant at 1600 12th Street NE for a suspicious vehicle. Stoering and the woman, 45-year-old Patricia Ann Knudson of Fargo, were inside a vehicle and intoxicated. Both pled guilty a few days later and both were ordered to pay $195.00 in fines and fees.