Iowa City man charged with third OWI

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 06, 2013 5:00 AM

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An Iowa City man has been accused of driving while intoxicated.

Troy Perkins, 53, was charged Thursday with third-offense OWI and driving while barred habitual offender.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, officers observed Perkins driving a silver Nissan Pathfinder southbound on First Avenue.

When he slowed down to make a right on Mall Drive, the officers noticed he had a brake light out. The officers initiated a traffic stop in the Sycamore Mall parking lot.

Officers believed he was intoxicated because of an odor of alcohol, red bloodshot eyes, and constricted pupils. Perkins reportedly admitted to taking Vicodin and Flexeril.

He said he was feeling the effects of the medication, then consented to one field test but refused all others, according to the police report.

Perkins has three previous OWI convictions in the past 12 years on Feb. 16, Jan. 11, and June 24, 2006.

In addition, Perkins is not supposed to drive until Aug. 18, 2020.

Third-offense OWI is a Class-D felony. Driving while barred habitual offender is an aggravated misdemeanor.

— by Megan Sanchez

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