Woman charged with 3rd OWI

BY MATT STARNS | AUGUST 20, 2012 6:30 AM

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A local woman has been accused of running into a city street sign with her vehicle.

Cindy Dreher, 52, 1925 Meadow Ridge Lane, was charged Aug. 17 with third-offense OWI.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, officers received a call by a neighbor, who reportedly told police she observed Dreher hit the sign while driving her car.

The complaint said officers arrived on thescene to find Dreher in the passenger seat of her husband’s car. He told officers Dreher had been driving her car. The complaint said Dreher was unable and unwilling to perform field sobriety tests and exhibited signs of intoxication, including watery eyes and a lack of balance.

Dreher’s husband reportdly told police his wife has a drinking problem and had previous OWI convictions.

According to the complaint, a check showed previous OWI convictions for Dreher in 2003, 2006, and 2008. The complaint also said her license is revoked because of previous OWI offenses.

Third-offense OWI is a Class-D felony.

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