Coralville man charged with OWI

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 10, 2015 5:00 AM

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Authorities have accused a Coralville man of driving while under the influence of drugs.

Evan Shaw, 24, was charged with third-offense OWI on April 8.

According to online court documents, an officer observed a beige Toyota SUV speeding and tailgating another car.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and reportedly noticed Shaw was very nervous, had rapid, mumbled speech, and displayed uncontrollable body movements.

Shaw was asked by the officer to step into the patrol car. As the officer was patting Shaw down, a lighter, a piece of aluminum foil, and a pen pipe were located in his pockets.

Once the officer found these items, Shaw became tense and uncooperative. The officer struggled to control him, and had to request assistance from an off-duty Cedar Rapids officer that was driving by.

Shaw was driving with a barred Iowa driver’s license and admitted to using the pen pipe to smoke heroin. He said he smoked heroin the day before but nothing recently.

Shaw allegedly continued to show signs of impairment and displayed behavior that is consistent with someone under the influence of drugs. Throughout this time, Shaw reportedly displayed heavy mood swings, uncontrollable body tremors, and could not sit still.

Third-offense OWI is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

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