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Clear Lake woman busted for second time drunk driving


This news story was published on January 20, 2016.
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CLEAR LAKE, IOWA – A Clear Lake woman was stopped and arrested for drunk driving late Tuesday night.

A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Tuesday evening, January 19 at about 11:52 PM at the 900 block of 6th Avenue South. After an investigation, the driver, 42-year-old Robyn Lynn Copney was arrested for second offense operating while intoxicated.

Copney was arrested and charged in 2007 by the Cerro Gordo sheriff’s office for first offense operating while intoxicated. Court records show part of her guilty plea involved counseling at Prairie Ridge addiction treatment facility.

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31 Responses to Clear Lake woman busted for second time drunk driving

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    Jason M Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2016 at 10:27 am

    she NOW is the finance and Insurance person at Schukei Chev in MC. unbelievable.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 8, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Well I guess they will hire anyone with a record and in the meantime those with out a record go without jobs. Also just the place for her, being around cars with lots of keys and little supervision.

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    Tom Reply Report comment

    February 2, 2016 at 8:24 am

    This isn’t the 80’s where police tell you to dump out your drink and go home. People have to be smarter than that. Get a DD or call someone for a ride home. 1st offense is not good and 2nd offense is even worse. Going to cost this woman $5,000 plus in the end plus losing her license for how long? 1st offense is 6 months….am assuming 2nd offense is at least 1 year? Tack on SR-22 Insurance and that adds up to one costly night out. I would agree that a 1st offense could happen to quite a few of us but a 2nd offense borders either on stupidity or indicates a problem with alcohol.

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    Jason Reply Report comment

    February 1, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Forest City Chrysler do you have any vehicles on your lot that can fit tallboys in the cup holders? She is going to need a new demo with her employee of the month plaque.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Sounds like she has a problem with alcohol.

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      Peter OFFICIAL Reply Report comment

      January 28, 2016 at 7:28 am

      Sounds like SOCIETY has a problem with alcohol. Sounds like ALCOHOL is the problem.

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    commensense manly Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    how about charging 2offence dui with going armed with intent?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    good thing she didn’t hurt someone

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    Tim56andgoing Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    First Schukei (Sue) and now FC Chry (Robin)..dealerships must be stressfull

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    Katie R Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    1st time is bad enough but twice is a habit.

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    Katie R Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    11:52 and drinking..and works at a FC dealership..wow I’d be ticked if she was my employee…tell me she sells and doesn’t work in finance or insurance.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Damn beast should know the laws of the jungle. Only the strong survive and the weak get trampled underfoot. Should’ve let it die with its pride rather than letting it survive with shame. Artemis take you.

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    dave Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    She’s a drunk…deserves to be in jail! What don’t you idiots understand??? You drink, you drive, you’re busted!! Aint that hard to figure out you liberal I’m entitled to do what ever the hell I want!!! Man up idiots!! You got busted!!! Idiots!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Funny how when it is a good looking person everyone is all supportive of the person but if this was a not so pretty girl everyone would be calling her a disgrace, an alcoholic and a drunk for being charged with her 2nd D.U.I.
    What did she not learn from her 1st D.U.I.?

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    Double Dipper Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    The hypocrisy of alcohol. The simple reality is 2 drinks and you’re at or over the legal limit. Defeats the purpose of going out.

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      the dictionary Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      where is the hypocrisy? You drink alcohol and your blood alcohol content goes up. It’s not a magic trick.

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        False Advertisement Reply Report comment

        January 21, 2016 at 6:03 pm

        Yawn…I get tired of trying to educate you. So u get all gussied up and go out in the snow and ice to enjoy an evening, and you order a drink. You drink it and begin to feel better. The bartender or waitress asks you if you’d like another. You say yes. Now you’re done. After that 2nd drink you’re supposed to end the night and go home. That’s what the lawmakers expect you to do.

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          Truth in advertising Reply Report comment

          January 21, 2016 at 8:21 pm

          Sorry to hear about your reading comprehension problems. Sounds like YOU need the education. Good luck squeezing that in between drunken binges at your mom’s house where you are the smartest male in the 45-50 year old age group.

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            Judas Iscariot and the KISS

            January 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm

            Do you really think you can match wits with me on this? I’ve written volumes on the hypocrisy and double standards of the alcohol industry. I’m exhausted spelling it out over and over again.

            TAKE A LOOK AROUND. Alcohol is everywhere…on the TV, in magazines, billboards, grocery stores.

            It’s use causes ILLNESS. It is a legal poison. It’s the only product on the market where if you USE IT AS INTENDED…it will cause you sickness and force you into an illegal status. MILLIONS of Americans are drunk at any given moment across the country…whether they are driving or not. Law enforcement selects only a few to make money off of. The state taxes liquor industry and consumers…plus takes in money from offenders. It’s a SCAM industry that punishes humans for participating / falling 4 its advertisement.

            You are a WASTE OF MY TIME….I should be paid trying to educate you.

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            anonymous

            January 22, 2016 at 12:17 am

            Too bad she didn’t run you over Peter.

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    Mark Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Yes, I am a very lucky guy! She is beautiful inside and out! I have never been happier! She is the love of my life. It could happen to anyone!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      No..not to anyone. Not me! Aint that stupid!!! So NO!!! It could not happen to anyone!!

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      Larry Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      Sorry Mark but it couldn’t just happen to anyone. It does not happen to responsible people, especially twice. Drinking and driving is dangerous to yourself and to the public. Responsible people find a ride, take a taxi or walk, they do not drive intoxicated and endanger others.

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Oh my, is this the Robin that works for Chrysler in Forest City…

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2016 at 7:19 am

    I know several people who have had to take this course. They force anyone convicted of a D.U.I. to take a class at Prairie Ridge. They all sleep through the course. It serves no purposed except to run up the bill.

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      John Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      I agree LVS, the class does no good and is mandatory. I am not sure why this woman was singled out to do a story on when I don’t see that she did any damage to anyone, guess we don’t know the whole story. I have always said though, “Nothing good happens after midnight,” guess I have to amend that to 11:52 as in this case.

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        LVS Reply Report comment

        January 21, 2016 at 5:57 pm

        @John-I think the time is more like 10:30 PM. If you are driving after that they will make up a reason to stop you and check you out. It has gotten way out of hand. They are making criminals out of otherwise honest people. When they lose their license they lose their way to work and become welfare baby’s. Most people just do not have the the money to pay the fines so they drive without a license or insurance and just compound the problem.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 21, 2016 at 7:29 pm

          It’s getting out of hand? Pick and choose who has to follow laws and who doesn’t? Don’t care what time of day it is, if your are drunk driving you should be arrested. If this girl was not good looking and not prominent in her job and city you would be blasting her. Double Standard LVS?

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            Lunker Club

            January 21, 2016 at 7:38 pm

            LVS is a born hypocrite and all around lunk head. People get tired of calling him on his bs because there’s so much of it.

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          Larry Reply Report comment

          January 21, 2016 at 8:16 pm

          Wow LVS, You of all people. Driving while intoxicated is agents the law. This is her 2nd offence, does she have to kill somebody before you consider it criminal? Everyone makes mistakes but if you didn’t learn from your first drunk driving arrest then your 2nd drunk driving is more than a just a mistake.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    She is smoking Hot!! Mark, you are one lucky guy!