Austin man pleads guilty to felony DWI, drug sale, violating no-contact order charges in Mower County District Cout

An Austin man facing seven different felony charges in Mower County District Court, including for domestic assault, violating a no-contact order, DWI and drug possession stemming from incidents that occurred in October of 2021, and in March and May of 2022 has pleaded guilty.  

51-year old Jerry Arthur Hoy pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge of 1st degree DWI, any amount of Schedule I or II drugs in the body after authorities reported that he failed several field sobriety tests after a traffic stop on October 24th, 2021.  A search of Hoy’s vehicle turned up .265 grams of methamphetamine, and a mixture of methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl weighing .130 grams.  Court documents state that Hoy was also given a urine test, and results came back in July of this year positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine.  Hoy was also charged with two counts of felony 5th degree drug possession stemming from the incident, and he initially pleaded not guilty to the three felony charges against him on July 25th. 

Hoy also pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge of 2nd degree drugs, sale of 10 grams or more of a narcotic other than heroin within a 90-day period after the Mower County Sheriff’s Office reported that Hoy sold 27.81 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant on March 10th.  Hoy initially pleaded not guilty to the charge on August 8th, and he also pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge of violating a no-contact order after an incident in Austin on May 17th.  Hoy was also charged with felonies for domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation, plus a gross misdemeanor for interference with an emergency call stemming from the incident, and he initially pleaded not guilty to all four charges on July 25th.  

A sentencing date for Hoy in Mower County District Court has not been scheduled at last word.

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