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Iowa banker busted for drunk driving with triple legal alcohol limit

IOWA CITY – An Iowa woman allegedly drove the wrong way on a busy street with over triple the legal alcohol limit in her system, then refused to obey cops once they pulled her over.

Kristin Ek, age 25 who claims to be a Mortgage Loan Assistant at University of Iowa Community Credit Union, was arrested May 4 by Iowa City police for second-offense drunk driving and interference with official acts.

Her arrest took place May 4 at about 2:26 AM in downtown Iowa City.

According to a police report, Ek was witnessed driving a white Honda at that time. She made a south bound turn onto Gilbert Street from Court Street and crossed over the yellow line and into oncoming traffic. Ek continued south on Gilbert and pulled into the parking lot just south of Gilbert and Prentiss. Ek admitted to drinking, had bloodshot/watery eyes, and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. Ek showed significant impairment on SFST’s and refused a PST.

Then, according to the report, Ek refused to place her hands behind her back upon multiple requests from officers and attempted to pull her arms away on several occasions. Ek had to be escorted to the hood of the patrol car in order for officers to gain control of her and place her into handcuffs. She consented to a datamaster test that showed a BrAC of .270.

Ek was arrested for first-offense drunk driving back in July of 2014.  She battled the charge in court and took it to a jury trial, and was promptly convicted.  She was sent to jail for 2 days, ordered to pay $2,585.56 in fines and court fees, and sent to substance abuse counseling.

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