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Mason City woman jailed for crashing into 2 cars while drunk driving


This news story was published on November 30, 2016.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is serving a jail sentence for a drunk driving incident in which she crashed into two cars.

The incident took place August 9, 2016. At 5:25 AM that morning, a collision was reported at 944 17th Street NE. A caller reported a motorist had struck two parked vehicles near this location. Officers with the Mason City police department responded and stopped the driver of the offending vehicle, 23-year-old Nicole Lynn Rippentrop, nearby.

Rippentrop was arrested for first-offense operating while intoxicated and two counts of striking an unattended vehicle.

Rippentrop later entered a guilty plea in the drunk driving charge and was sentence to 2 days in jail, lost her driver’s license, and must pay $1,851.50 in fines and court fees as well as restitution. She’s still awaiting trial on the other charges of striking vehicles.

Rippentrop, Nicole Lynn

Rippentrop, Nicole Lynn

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8 Responses to Mason City woman jailed for crashing into 2 cars while drunk driving

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 14, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Hey you can say whatever you want about the cops. All I know is that this one ugly white trash woman!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 9:46 am

    that is not just Mason City, that is law enforcement everywhere.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    There is a double standard in Mason city,if you work for the police department you are exempt from all traffic infractions and if you are a citizen the law applies to you. If the sheriffs department investigates the criminal act caused by the MCPD it will always be no charges filed!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 11:31 am

    It ain’t what ya know it’s who you know

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Ur right

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    Sad but true Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I recall at least twice last year where are police dept damaged or destroyed unattended vehicles. They got nothing for tickets

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      And, what does that have to do with this case? Are you saying we should allow people to drive drunk and destroy other people’s property? You would think differently if it was your car that was hit.

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        Sad but true Reply Report comment

        November 30, 2016 at 5:58 pm

        No, what I am saying is, if a cop after a PARTY at 2.00AM can hit a parked unattended car, damage it heavily, and get away without ANY kind of ticket, than how can you have guts enough to give a ticket for the exact same thing to anyone else?
        Are you saying the cops that wrecked 4 vehicles should be exempt from tickets? Because that’s how it has been in this town.