Oxford man charged with third OWI

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 03, 2012 6:30 AM

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An area man was charged with third-offense OWI March 31.

According to an Iowa City police report, Brandon Meade of Oxford was charged March 31 with third-offense OWI.

Meade was reportedly involved in a single-car accident; when police officers arrived, he reportedly had slurred speech, red-bloodshot watery eyes, and smelled of alcohol.

Meade admitted to drinking a "12 pack" at Old Roy's bar in Oxford and attempting to drive home, according to the report. Meade reportedly had prior convictions of OWI in December 2003 and May 2004.

Third-offense OWI is considered a Class-D felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of $9,375.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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