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Friday, April 20, 2012

Muscatine man sentenced for operating while intoxicated and domestic abuse

Today, April 20, 2012, in Muscatine County District Court:

ROBERT STEVEN BURKE, III, DOB: 12/24/1971, of 1410 E. 5th Street, Muscatine was sentenced for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, third offense and Domestic Abuse Assault, second offense. The Court imposed consecutive prison terms of five and two years respectively. He was placed in the custody of the Iowa Department of Corrections.

BURKE was arrested on the OWI charge September 11, 2011, by the Muscatine Police Department. He was operating a motor vehicle near the intersection of East Second Street and Mulberry Avenue when he was stopped by police for speeding. Subsequent investigation revealed that he was intoxicated. He had been convicted of OWI twice in the previous 12 years.

The domestic abuse charge came from an incident at his residence on November 2, 2011, where he assaulted his wife. This incident was also investigated by the Muscatine Police Department.