On Friday, November 2, a 26-year-old Cedar Rapids woman was arrested by Iowa City police after she was accused of driving her vehicle under the influence. The woman was driving her minivan around 2 a.m. Friday morning when she offered a ride to two men in the area. The men came to an agreement with the driver in regards to payment for the lift, and they were expected to pay a certain amount at the time of their arrival.
Upon arriving, one of the passengers refused to pay for the ride, and the woman became angry. She decided to continue driving, with the men in her vehicle. One of the passengers called the Iowa City police and reported that he was being held against his will, and the vehicle was about to enter a major interstate. Both men chose to jump from the moving van right before it merged onto Interstate 80.
Police located the driver and her minivan on the westbound side of Interstate 80, and pulled her over. Police officers responding to the call revealed that she was heavily intoxicated, and had red, glassy eyes. She refused a breathalyzer test, and a blood test after being arrested. The charges against her include intoxicated driving, and false imprisonment. Both of these charges are classified as serious misdemeanors.
Please contact the drunk driving accident lawyers of the Pete Leehey Law Firm, P.C. by calling 319-294-4424 if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident that was caused by an intoxicated driver.