MASON CITY – A man facing a felony drunk driving charge escaped a more serious punishment after he accepted a plea deal.
Brant Robert Merideth, age 35, was charged with felony third offense operating while intoxicated on March 7 after he was stopped by Clear Lake police two days earlier. On August 5, Merideth accepted a guilty plea to second offense operating while intoxicated and was sent to jail for 60 days. He was also ordered to pay $5,285.94 in fines and court fees.
Merideth has been arrested twice earlier for drunk driving; once in 2004 and once in 2009. He has already pled guilty once before to second offense operating while intoxicated, after the 2009 arrest.