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.



Downtown Quiznos restaurant hit by drunk driver

A Des Moines man, 31, has been charged with driving under the influence after he drove his car into a downtown Quiznos restaurant.

Early Saturday morning, Des Moines police responded to a call in regards to a car accident at the Quiznos located on 319 Seventh Street. The man had lost control of his vehicle while driving and collided with the building.

A strong odor of alcohol surrounded the driver, and he was unable to walk steadily. He agreed to a breathalyzer test and registered a 0.141. He was taken into custody and charged with DUI and the failure to control his vehicle.

Reckless drivers and drunk drivers pose dangerous situations on busy roadways. If you have been injured in a car accident due to a drunk driver, please contact the drunk driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



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