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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jury returns guilty verdicts

Today, March 6, 2014, in Muscatine County District Court, a jury returned a verdict of guilty against JOSE LUIS GALLEGOS-GARCIA to the offenses of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated, Third or subsequent offense and Driving while Revoked. The trial commenced March 5, 2014.

The defendant had been arrested by a officer with the West Liberty Police Department after he observed the defendant was intoxicated during a traffic stop. Subsequent breath testing showed that the defendant's blood alcohol concentration was 0.160%. The officer also determined that the driving privileges of GALLEGOS-GARCIA had been revoked for a previous OWI conviction. In total, GALLEGOS-GARCIA has had three previous convictions for OWI.

GALLEGOS-GARCIA will be sentenced May 1, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.