College athlete suspected of OWI in Iowa

A college football player was recently arrested by Iowa City police after being stopped by officers and exhibiting signs of intoxication on Valentine’s Day. According to reports, Omar Truitt was driving a vehicle on the evening of February 14 when police stopped him at 12:38 a.m. at the intersection of Linn Street and Iowa Avenue.

Due to unpleasant weather, Truitt was brought to the Iowa City Police Department to have his blood alcohol content checked. Police later cited the defensive back when the results of his blood test showed his BAC to be .091. Athletic officials with the university are collecting information regarding Truitt’s arrest and stated that he is expected to undergo a procedure in compliance to the college’s rules of conduct.

The lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. in Des Moines understand how much damage an intoxicated driver can cause, and we work to protect the rights of families who have suffered at the hands of these negligent individuals. If you have been hurt by a drunk driver in Iowa, contact us to discuss your legal options by calling (877) 327-2600 today.



Man who confessed on YouTube pleads guilty to fatal accident

The man who posted a YouTube video taking responsibility for a fatal car accident months ago pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and DUI on Wednesday, September 18.

Powell resident Matthew Cordle faces a sentence of 2 to 8 ½ years of imprisonment after accidentally killing Vincent Canzani in a wrong-way car crash on Interstate 670 the night of June 22, 2013. Cordle, 22, pleaded guilty to these criminal charges in a hearing at Franklin County Court.

In his YouTube video, Cordle confessed that he accidentally killed Canzani due to drunk driving and ended his message by asking others not to drink and drive.

The legal team at , strives to help people in Des Moines who have suffered unduly due to the negligent actions of drunk drivers. Call  877-327-2600 today to talk with us about pursuing legal action against the drunk driver who harmed you or your loved one.



Iowa driver arrested after failing to stop vehicle for passengers

Early Friday morning in Iowa City, a 26-year-old Cedar Rapids woman was arrested after she was accused of driving under the influence, and refusing to let passengers out of her vehicle.

According to the two male passengers, the woman offered them a ride in her minivan to their desired destination. The men got into the motor vehicle, and were prepared to exit when they arrived at their destination. Discrepancies regarding the payment for the ride arose, and the driver drove off with the men still inside her vehicle.

The passengers became frightened and call Iowa City police, claiming that they were being held against their will. They felt that their only option was to jump from the vehicle before the driver turned onto Interstate 80. Police were able to locate the woman, who was driving west on I-80, and successfully pulled her over.

Police noted that the woman was intoxicated, and also smelled of marijuana. She was arrested, and held on a $6,000 cash-only bond.



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