Iowa City police say man showed up drunk for jail

Friday, February 6, 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Authorities said an Iowa City man may not have picked the best time to get loaded when he showed up drunk to serve a public intoxication sentence.

Now he faces another charge.

Police said the 19-year-old showed up Tuesday at the Johnson County Jail on to serve his three-day sentence and officials smelled alcohol on his breath. According to court records, tests showed the man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.101 percent when he arrived at the jail.

A court date on the new charge hasn't been set.

Court records said the man pleaded guilty to public intoxication in May and was convicted of public intoxication second-offense last December.

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