A Marshalltown man was arrested Friday in connection with a January incident in West Des Moines in which he allegedly drove while under the influence of narcotics and with his minor daughter in the vehicle as a passenger.
Chad Randall Thompson, 30, of 113 N. Third St., Marshalltown, was charged with third-offense OWI and child endangerment.
The incident occurred Jan. 14 about 9:30 p.m. in the 7000 block of University Avenue in West Des Moines, where officers of the West Des Moines Police Department allegedly observed Thomson “drive into oncoming traffic while completing a turn,” according to court records.
According to court records, Thomson “did have a green film on his tongue” and “did sway while speaking.” He allegedly “exhibited six clues of impairment for the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test” and “eight clues of impairment for the Walk and Turn test” and “four clues of impairment for the One Leg Stand test.”
Thompson blew zeroes on the preliminary breath test and Datamaster test, but his urine sample allegedly revealed “the presence of controlled substances (alprazolam, alpha-hydroxyalprazolam, and 11-nor-9-carboxy-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol),” according to court records.
Thompson allegedly drove “into oncoming traffic” with his child alongside him in the vehicle.
Thompson was held in the Dallas County District Court prior to an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court.
Thompson was convicted of first-offense OWI in 2014 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of public intoxication in 2014 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of second-offense OWI in 2015 in Marshall County District Court. He was convicted of public intoxication in 2015 in Marion County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.