MASON CITY – A Mason City woman drove drunk with two kids in the car and is now in jail.
Cerro Gordo deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 11000 block of 265th Street on March 18, 2016 at 6:16 PM. After an investigation, the driver, 30-year-old Jennifer Lee Fredrickson, was arrested for first-offense operating while intoxicated. Fredrick son had two minors – ages 9 and 4 – in the vehicle which resulted in two charges of charge child endangerment being brought as well.
After a guilty plea, Fredrickson was jailed for two days on the drunk driving charge. She received a deferred judgement on one count of the child endangerment while the other was dismissed. She must serve a year of probation and if clean during that time, the charge will be wiped from her record. She was also given a suspended fine. She must still pay $1,917.50 in fines and court fees in this case.