A Perry woman was arrested Monday morning after she was found semi-conscious behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Malibu stopped along Iowa Highway 141 near the Bouton turn off.
Christine Kay Moran, 47, of 1602 Second St. in Perry was charged with first-offense OWI, third-offense possession of a controlled substance and possession of contraband in a correctional facility. She was also issued a citation for driving while suspended.
The incident began when Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a motorist-assist call in the 24000 block of Iowa Highway 141 shortly after 8 a.m. Monday and found Moran “in the driver seat of said car with the vehicle running and was unconscious/not alert,” according to court records.
The Dallas County EMS responded and examined Moran at the scene, and a field sobriety test was also administered at the scene prior to Moran’s arrest.
A further drug-recognition test was given at the Dallas County Jail. Inside the jailhouse, Moran was found allegedly to be in possession of “a clear plastic bag that contained crystal-like substance that field tested for methamphetamine.”
Moran is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $5,000 cash-surety bond. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 9.
Moran’s prior convictions for possession occurred in May 1998 and February 2005.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.