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Mason City man guilty of drunk driving after auto accident


This news story was published on December 26, 2016.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City man drove drunk and plowed into a parked car, causing thousands of dollars in damage, and got a plea deal out of the incident.

Mason City police say that on June 18 at 10:51 PM, a collision was reported in the 1000 block of Maple Drive. The driver, Robert William Watson, age 28 of Mason City, had struck a parked car at this location while southbound on Maple Drive. Police responded and investigated the collision at the scene. Watson was arrested for second-offense operating while intoxicated and Failure to Maintain Control.

Damage for both cars was estimated at $13,000 total.

In November, Watson struck a plea deal. He pled guilty to a reduced charge of first-offense operating while intoxicated. He was given a 365-day jail sentence with all but 2 days suspended. His license was revoked and he must pay $1,923.50 in fines and court fees.

Watson had been on probation from a 2015 guilty plea to unauthorized use of a credit card up to $1,000. Not long after his drunk driving accident, Watson was accused of violating his probation and in November, he was found guilty. He was given a 7-day jail sentence and a $625.00 fine.

Watson, Robert William

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2 Responses to Mason City man guilty of drunk driving after auto accident

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    December 27, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Quit drinking; Hell no I got everything under control. This dude needs more than help. I bet he’s drinking a beer right now as he reads this.

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    December 26, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Give up the booze before you kill somebody. If your intent on driving drunk, do yourself, or somebody from your family.