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Convicted drunk driver, back behind the wheel illegally, gets arrested


This news story was published on April 27, 2016.
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MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man who was sent to jail late last year after pleading guilty to at least his third drunk driving charge was caught driving illegally and arrested.

Rodney Dean Ames, age 52, served a jail sentence in the Cerro Gordo county jail last October for drunk driving. In his latest drunk driving arrest, Ames was arrested on August 15, 2015 by a Cerro Gordo deputy and charged with felony third offense drunk driving. However, in a plea deal, Ames pled guilty on September 25 to second offense operating while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail with work release granted, court records show, and those records do not show any of that jail time suspended. He also had to submit a DNA sample and spend 2 years on probation.

Ames was first stopped and arrested in Franklin county back in 2003. He was caught again by Mason City police in February of 2012 and pled guilty to second offense operating while intoxicated.

Ames has been arrested again, this time at 10:37 PM on April 24, when a Cerro Gordo deputy stopped him at 6th Avenue South and South Shore Drive in Clear Lake. He was charged with driving while revoked, a simple misdemeanor, due to his drunk driving convictions.

Ames, Rodney Dean

Ames, Rodney Dean

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22 Responses to Convicted drunk driver, back behind the wheel illegally, gets arrested

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 18, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Where ya been Drunk Rod? Haven’t seen you stumbling drunk lately?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    What ever happened to this clown?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Scary lookin dude

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Mason city’s finest

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    Laura Taylor Reply Report comment

    June 23, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    My ex has 4 drunk driving tickets and one driving on pills and pays his way out of it all the time and still drinks and drives all the time. I have thought about following him after work (stops at the liquor store at 130 and drinks while at work) and have him picked up……cuz he is just a menace….actually he has 5 just one was in Canada and doesn’t count in the states…is that evil or not?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 20, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    This guy is still driving…saw him over by the high school

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 29, 2016 at 5:18 am

    But officer I only had two beers

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    He had to get the FedEx delivered

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Some people just don’t learn

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 6, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Who needs a drivers license half of the population drives without one.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    A face only a mother could love

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    He may have a nice family, a nice guy and a good friend, however he has a drinking problem and likes to get behind the wheel and drive drunk, which is the problem here, he won’t drive legally for many years.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Call an ambulance..duh

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I am sure he knows he has a revoked license, just was trying to do the right thing.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Irregardless of where or who he was driving, he still is revoked for drunk driving and doesn’t have a d.l.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    He was not drinking and driving when he was arrested, his brother needed ER surgery and he took him to the hospital. The parents are elderly and were unable to drive. He didn’t have much choice in the matter. The article is very misleading and has inaccurate information. Get your facts straight before your print to crucify someone. He has a nice family and is a good guy and a great friend who is turning his life around!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2016 at 11:08 am

    This guy is on here all the time

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Alcoholics are above the law, everybody knows that.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2016 at 7:21 am

    A drunk driving without a license?? Say it ain’t so. If there were no drunks on the road there wouldn’t be any traffic.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Is this the dude that owns a bar?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Lock him up , he will never learn.