MASON CITY – A Mason City man who slammed his car into a tree near a campground and was hospitalized has now been charged with drunk driving after that incident.
Antuan Dmitri Worthy, age 23, was driving his 2000 Buick Century eastbound on Falls Park Drive from Thrush Avenue, towards the Camp at the Woods campground (and the Shell Rock River) Saturday afternoon, July 16 around 5:21 PM. As he traversed a curve, he lost control of his vehicle to the right side of the road and slid broadside into a tree on the driver’s side.
Worthy, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken by Mason City fire medics to Mercy Hospital with undisclosed injuries as a result of the crash.
However, on August 2, the Iowa State Patrol brought a charge of first-offense operating while intoxicated against Worthy in connection to this auto accident. He has entered a not-guilty plea and awaits a pre-trial conference on October 31 and a jury trial on November 15. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and later pleaded guilty. He was ordered to pay $330.00 in fines and court fees.
Worthy is also awaiting trial after a fight at Buffalo Wild Wings, his former employer. He was charged with assault causing injury and has a jury trial scheduled for November 1.