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Newman golf coach caught drunk driving


This news story was published on January 2, 2016.
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MASON CITY – A Newman High School golf coach was arrested for drunk driving and carrying a dangerous weapon.

A Cerro Gordo county deputy performed a traffic stop on December 31, 2015 at about 8:15 PM near the 14000 block of Partridge Avenue (Highway 65, south of the Avenue of the Saints). As a result of the stop and ensuing investigation, the driver, 48-year-old Curt Isham Bonzer of Mason City, was arrested for first offense operating while intoxicated and unsafe approach to stationary vehicles.

A .223 rifle was also found during the investigation. Because he was intoxicated, Bonzer was also charged with carrying a dangerous weapon.

“If you are intoxicated and have a firearm (it does not matter what kind of firearm you have)…your carry permit is not valid,” Sheriff Kevin Pals told NIT.

Bonzer is a golf, track and cross country coach at Newman High School in Mason City. He was booked into the jail and later released pending a court date.

Curt Bonzer

Curt Bonzer

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9 Responses to Newman golf coach caught drunk driving

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Too many Arnold palmers

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Katie your full of BS You better read the entire code. Economic oppertunity to large corporations foreign included at the expense of the individual taxpayer in the form of TIF and cash grants. Oh yea all the jobs created – studies have found the jobs cost taxpayers around $1,000,000.00 each per job and most of them could not support a 1 income family. Tell it to obamma or hitlery -Cow pie to you.

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    Snarly Fibberina Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    oops. Should a stayed home and partied, but it was NYE

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Wow his plans to whoop it up New Year’s Eve got cut short!!

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    rukidding Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Just what we need a drunk with a gun out in public. No wonder some want tougher gun laws with people like this out there.
    What a good role model for our kids. NOT

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Curt, you should have known better.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2016 at 10:12 am

    His carry permit is not valid ??? Mr Pals! – SINCE WHEN did we need a CARRY PERMIT to have a hunting rifle ?????

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2016 at 9:54 am

    The force is more concerned about gun laws and taking them away . Want to read a scary new law PASSED IN IOWA -go to Google and enter Iowa code 28-J – Foreign government take over of Iowa counties ?? You decide.

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      Katie Reply Report comment

      January 2, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      This law is to give Iowa economic opportunities. They are working on bringing a port authority to North Iowa.