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Britt man guilty of felony drunk driving, loses gun and voting rights


This news story was published on January 27, 2016.
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jailGARNER, IOWA – A Britt, Iowa man earlier found guilty of felony third offense drunk driving will be fined, jailed and lose his gun and voting rights.

The Hancock County Attorney’s Office reported that on December 3, 2015, a Hancock County jury found 63-year-old Ronald Putzstuck guilty of third offense operating while intoxicated, a class D felony.

Today, Putzstuck was sentenced to a suspended 5 year prison sentence, with 30 days in county jail, and 3 years of probation. The court required Putzstuck to complete substance abuse treatment, attend a drinking driver’s course, and comply with random drug and alcohol testing as conditions of his probation. The court also imposed a fine of $3,125, for a total of $4,809.45 in fines and court costs.

Putzstuck lost his gun and voting rights due to the felony conviction. He has at least five arrests for drunk driving, records show.

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2 Responses to Britt man guilty of felony drunk driving, loses gun and voting rights

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    Vodka Drunk Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Alcohol isn’t a problem in this society…nah…couldn’t be.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Just go to Mexico and come back in with a fake refuge document with a change of name – something different like Alla Olsen. OH I forot about the vetting – then again I think you okay.