CALMAR, IOWA – An Iowa felon was so drunk, police say, he swerved into the wrong lane on a county road and then was struck by another driver, leading to his arrest for operating while intoxicated.
The incident took place on the morning of February 10, 2017, on Highway 150 south of Calmar, Iowa. Travis McIntyre, age 42 of Eldorado, Iowa, was traveling south on Highway 150 in his 2002 GMC Sierra when he crossed over the centerline. In the wrong lane, he met 18-year-old Levi Guenther’s 2005 Buick Rendezvous. Police say McIntyre attempted to get back into his lane and was struck by Guenther.
As a result of the collision, no ambulance transport was needed at the scene.
However, the Iowa State Patrol arrested McIntyre for second-offense operating while under the influence and he was booked in the Winneshiek County Jail. The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office conducted the accident investigation and cited McIntyre for driving on the wrong side of a two-way highway and no insurance.
Total Property Damage was $25,000.
McIntyre is no stranger to drunk driving. In 2007, he was charged in Allamakee county with felony eluding, illegal drug possession and second-offense operating while intoxicated. He later pled guilty.