An Iowa man facing a felony criminal vehicular operation charge in Mower County District Court after a traffic incident in Mower County on July 2nd, 2020 has been sentenced to jail time, supervised probation, plus restitution and fees.
29-year-old Troy Jennings Peterson of Ames, Iowa was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail, five years of supervised probation and $25,437 in restitution and fees for a felony charge of criminal vehicular operation, substantial bodily harm, under the influence of alcohol. Judge Kevin Siefken granted Peterson a stay of imposition in the case where the defendant pleads guilty to a felony-level offense. If he or she successfully completes their probation, the conviction will be deemed a misdemeanor. Peterson was given credit for five days already served, and he was convicted on the charge on September 2nd after pleading guilty on May 31st.
Peterson was also convicted and sentenced back in September to 180 days in jail, two years of supervised probation and $2,115 in fines and fees for a gross misdemeanor charge of 3rd degree DWI, under the influence of alcohol stemming from the same incident that occurred on July 2nd, 2020. The 180-day jail sentence was stayed for two years if Peterson complies with the terms of his probation, and he pleaded guilty to the charge on May 31st of this year.
Gross misdemeanor charges of criminal vehicular operation, bodily harm, under the influence of alcohol and for 2nd degree DWI, refuse to submit to a chemical test of blood or urine as required by a search warrant in the case against Peterson were dismissed with his guilty pleas.