Man allegedly drives over mailboxes while intoxicated

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 19, 2012 6:30 AM

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An Iowa City man has been accused of driving over numerous mailboxes while under the influence of alcohol.

Austin Sherlock, 18, 4451 Tempe Place, was charged June 16 with OWI and second-degree criminal mischief.

According to a law-enforcement complaint, Sherlock allegedly drove over numerous mailboxes, which damaged the SUV he was driving.

Once Sherlock was apprehended by law enforcement, he allegedly admitted to driving and smelled of ingested alcohol. He failed field sobriety tests and blew a .99 on a breath test, the complaint said.

At the time of the arrest, the damage of the mailboxes totaled $1,500.

A first-offense OWI is a serious misdemeanor; second-degree criminal mischief is a class-D felony.

— by Amy Skarnulis

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