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Mason City convicted felon drunk driver caught once again, sent to prison

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman convicted of felony drunk driving back in 2012 was busted earlier this year driving drunk once again and has now been sent to prison.

A traffic complaint was called in to police on the evening of March 1, 2018. Officers responded at about 6:36 PM, located the alleged vehicle involved and made a traffic stop near 4th Street SW and Cerro Gordo Way. After an investigation, the driver, 47-year-old Deirdre Laine Witham of Mason City was arrested on a charge of felony third-offense operating while intoxicated.

In a negotiated plea, Witham was sentenced to 5 years in prison on September 5. Records show she will be in a an OWI prison program. She must also pay $5,408.75 in fines and court fees.

Witham was guilty of felony third-offense operating while intoxicated back in 2012 in Worth county, records show, and paid $7,274.12 in fines and court fees.


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