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Convicted drunk driver can’t resist getting behind the wheel

MASON CITY – A man convicted of drunk driving while performing a 30-second burnout in East Park had his driver’s license taken away, but continues to drive, regardless.

Ric Troge, age 25 of Mason City, is in the county jail at this time after an arrest for driving while barred. Troge originally lost his license back in 2014 after an incident in a Mason City park.

Police were called to East Park on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at about 3:37 PM after a person reported a reckless driver operating in a dangerous fashion. Police arrived and stopped a vehicle being driven by Troge with a passenger, 19-year-old Brody Lee Boggess. It was alleged that Troge had done a “burnout” in the park with children nearby.

Police stopped the car and questioned the two men.

“I wasn’t being boligerant (sic) or anything and they still decided to **ck with us,” Boggess reported via social media after his arrest, regarding his interaction with police. “**ck them man. At least we had a few laughs in between,” he said.

After an investigation, police arrested Troge on charges of operating while intoxicated and reckless driving.

“Ok yeah I drank a little and drove. My mistake,” Troge also reported via social media. “Not like I’m the only one. But the reckless driving charge is **cking bullshit. I did a 30 sec burnout. And if I hit a kid maybe the parents shouldn’t let their kids play in the road. So if people want to keep talking about my driving just remember I was charged for sitting in one **cking spot away from the kids!!”

On January 20, 2015, Troge accepted a plea deal where he was given a deferred judgement on the charge of first offense operating while intoxicated. He was put on probation for a year and ordered by judge Annette Boehlje to pay $1,513.00 in fines and court fees. The charge of reckless driving was dismissed by judge Rolf Aronson.

Troge was arrested again in February of 2015 and accused of driving with a revoked license. A Mason City police officer stopped Troge’s vehicle near 2510 19th Street SW for speeding around 9 PM on February 20, 2015. In May of 2015, his deferred judgement was revoked. Judge Karen Salic slapped a $1,250 fine on Trogge and sent him to jail for 2 days.

On June 16, 2016, Troge was arrested again by Mason City police for driving while barred. This is an aggravated misdemeanor. He is set to be arraigned in that case on July 12. He remains held in the county jail on $2,000 bond at this time.

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