Man charged with second OWI offense


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An Iowa City man has been arrested after officers allegedly found him intoxicated and asleep at the wheel of a running vehicle.

Deshawn Myrick, 35, 2221 Hollywood Blvd., was charged May 31 with second-offense OWI in the 2200 block of Hollywood Boulevard.

Iowa City police officers located a 1998 Nissan Maxima with no registered license plates and reportedly found Myrick sitting in the driver seat sleeping, the police complaint said. The vehicle, left running by Myrick, had no headlights turned on and a left turn signal was flashing when officers arrived.

Upon waking Myrick, officers said, he had slurred speech, bloodshot, watery eyes, unsteady balance, and a strong odor of ingested alcohol.

Myrick later tested for a blood-alcohol content of .156 and refused further testing, the police complaint said. He was previously convicted of OWI on June 4, 2003.

Second-offense OWI is an aggravated misdemeanor.

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