Three OWIs in three days for Carroll man

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Kenneth Kayce Harris, 40, of Carroll was arrested three times this week on charges of two counts of OWI in Carroll County and one count in Dallas County. He was also charged with two counts of driving while license denied or revoked in Carroll County and one count in Dallas County.


A Carroll man was arrested for OWI three times in three days this week, possibly setting a state record in Iowa.

Kenneth Kayce Harris, 40, of 526 E. 18th St., Carroll, was charged with two counts of OWI in Carroll County and one count in Dallas County. He was also charged with two counts of driving while license denied or revoked in Carroll County and one count in Dallas County.

Harris’ law-enforcement odyssey began about 9 p.m. Tuesday, when he was stopped while operating a motor vehicle and issued a citation by an officer of the Carroll Police Department for driving while revoked and driving without insurance, according to court records.

Harris was stopped again by an officer of the Carroll Police Department about two hours later Tuesday night in his vehicle along with “three unopened shooters of Tito’s vodka,” according to court records.

Harris allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for first-offense OWI.┬áHe “was cited and released due to the full capacity at the jail,” according to court records.

A further two hours passed, and Harris was again stopped about 2 a.m. Wednesday while operating a motor vehicle along with “a partially drank Bud Light Chelata and a partially drank bottle of Fireball Whiskey,” according to court records, and “neither of those beverages were in the vehicle during the previous encounter.”

Harris again failed field sobriety tests, but this time he was booked into the Carroll County Jail. He posted a $2,000 cash or surety bond shortly after 3 a.m. and was released pending a July 1 appearance in Carroll County District Court.

Harris was found by officers of the Waukee Police Department about 2:30 a.m. Thursday in a vehicle in the Kum & Go parking lot on Grand Prairie Parkway. Harris’ “legs were hanging out of the door,” and “the engine was running in the vehicle” when officers arrived, according to court records.

Alongside Harris officers found “an empty can of Budweiser,” according to court records.

Harris was held in the Dallas County Jail prior to his release on his own recognizance. He is scheduled for arraignment July 29 in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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