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Convicted felon drunk driver arrested after auto slides off road



This news story was published on February 25, 2018.
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RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A convicted felon drunk driver from Clear Lake was back behind he wheel this weekend, and after he crashed his car, was arrested once again for felony drunk driving.

On Saturday, February 24 at about 9:11 PM, a Cerro Gordo county deputy went to assist a motorist near South Shore Drive and 240th Street in rural Cerro Gordo County. Near there, a vehicle had slid off roadway. At about that time, the driver, 63-year-old Jay Leslie Howie was located. After an in investigation, he was arrested for felony third-offense operating while intoxicated, failure to maintain control and driving with a revoked license.

Howie was jailed and soon released.

This is the second time Howie has faced a felony drunk driving charge. Shortly after 11 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, a Cerro Gordo County deputy made a traffic contact near the intersection of Finch Ave. and South Shore Drive in Clear Lake. As a result the deputy arrested Howie for felony third-offense operating while intoxicated, driving while suspended, failure to file SR-22 insurance, and false report to law enforcement.

After a plea deal, he was guilty of felony third-offense operating while intoxicated; the driving while suspended charge was tossed. He was given a suspended prison sentence, 30 days in jail, 3 years of probation and ordered to pay $4,408.75 in fines and court fees.

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6 Responses to Convicted felon drunk driver arrested after auto slides off road

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 26, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    After so many OWI’s you would think that he would know that as soon as he went in the ditch he should have started drinking. Then he could say he was drinking after he went in the ditch waiting for tow truck . He did not drink while driving lol

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 26, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Who the hell is ‘bodacious?”

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 26, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      Bodacious is a person of common sense & posts intelligent comments.
      Whenever you see derogatory comments directed toward Bodacious, it is guaranteed to be from the idiotic stupid old coot.
      You see, the stupid old coot is just too stupid to realize that he is stupid.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 26, 2018 at 8:06 am

    This is an interesting read on his appeal of dwi Conviction in Minnesota way back in 1996. he Lost the appeal.
    https://mn.gov/law-library-stat/archive/ctapun/9605/cx951984.htm

    How does society deal with this?

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 26, 2018 at 4:10 am

    2011 to present, bet there was many times he drove drunk and wasn’t caught. maybe some judges would view things differently if the drunk was to run into the family car and seriously hurt one of his family, amen

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 26, 2018 at 7:57 am

      But, Bodacious want to reform him.