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Lake Mills man crashes car, flees scene into the cold night


This news story was published on December 13, 2016.
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MASON CITY – Another Lake Mills man came to town and caused trouble, this time involving a car crash and an adventure into the cold night.

On Monday, December 12, 2016, at approximately 11:14 PM, Cerro Gordo deputies responded to the 1000 block of 255th Street for a single vehicle collision. The driver, 38-year-old Robert Charles Anderson of Lake Mills, was driving a 2006 Ford Taurus east on 255th Steet when it abruptly veered off the road into the north ditch. The vehicle came to a stop after striking a mailbox, address marker, and electrical pole. Anderson fled the scene on foot, but was later found near the scene of the accident. Anderson did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle is a total loss. Property damage sustained is estimated around $6,000.

Anderson was arrested for driving while license suspended, fail to file SR-22, fail to maintain control, striking fixtures upon a highway, failure to wear/maintain safety belt, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anderson was convicted of meth possession in Cerro Gordo county in 2015.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol and the Mason City Fire Department.

Anderson, Robert Charles

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    December 13, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Damn. More drugs. Someone said drugs were not a bad addiction but just this one incident cost $6,000 in property damage.