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Clear Lake woman slams into deputy’s patrol vehicle, tries to flee, then arrested for drunk driving


This news story was published on October 27, 2018.
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CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake woman slammed into deputy’s parked patrol vehicle, then tried to flee from the crash scene before she was arrested for drunk driving.

On October 27, 2018, at about 12:35 AM, a Cerro Gordo County Deputy Sheriff made a traffic stop near the intersection of Main Avenue and South 8th Street in Clear Lake. While outside of the vehicle speaking with the driver of the traffic stop, the Deputy’s patrol vehicle was struck by a 2007 Toyota Camry. The Camry was northbound on South 8th Street and struck the rear end of the Deputy’s patrol vehicle. The patrol vehicle had full Sheriff reflective markings and the emergency lighting was on at the time of the collision.

A report from the Sheriff’s Office says the driver of the Camry, Stacey Irene Lester, 44, of Clear Lake, then attempted to flee from the scene but the deputy was able to catch her within a few blocks and she then stopped. Lester was arrested, transported to the Cerro Gordo County Jail, and charged with OWI 1st Offense and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

There were no injuries as a result of the collision. Both vehicles were damaged.

Clear Lake Police assisted at the scene.

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5 Responses to Clear Lake woman slams into deputy’s patrol vehicle, tries to flee, then arrested for drunk driving

  1. HELLBOY Reply Report comment

    November 21, 2018 at 9:30 am

    And now… for the rest of the story: Oops. That’s right. It isn’t here. i.e. the saga of the woman that was stopped in the first place. Guess that info was not in the news release from the S.O. (?) and no one followed up on it…

  2. HELLBOY Reply Report comment

    November 21, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Had she been KILLED, the roadways would have one less retard putting OTHER drivers at risk. She COULD have slammed into a car with parents/children and KILLED them. Maybe ALL vehicles should have devices that keep a car from moving PLUS notify cops if a drunk tries to drive? I don’t mean those pathetic breath things that people blow into before they drive. I’m thinking devices that can sense who’s hands are on the wheel.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 28, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Sorry to hear about this, Stacey. Hang in there!!

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 28, 2018 at 8:04 am

    She’s in trouble now.

  5. Doug Reply Report comment

    October 27, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Thankfully the deputy wasn’t killed or injured