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Tama County District Court

August 28, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Before Judge Robert E. Sosalla in Tama County District Court in Toledo on Aug. 10:

Douglas Harry Hala, 38, Tama, pled guilty to 2nd offense drunken driving, assault with a weapon and eluding or attempting to elude. He received suspended two year prison sentences on each charge. On the drunken driving charge he was fined $1,875. Two fines totaling $625 each in the other cases were suspended.

Hala was also assigned to a community based residential facility until maximum benefits are achieved or up to one year. He was also placed on supervised probation for two years to the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.

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Hala was charged on June 1 with drunken driving, 2nd offense, and eluding or attempting to elude in the 400 block of 4th Street in Tama by Tama County Deputy Sheriff Lucas Dvorak.

He was charged with assault with a weapon by Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Officer Kenneth Brady after Hala allegedly drove a car at the officer without swerving or trying to stop. That charge was also filed June 1.

Willie John Hilson, 55, Cedar Rapids, pled guilty to 1st offense drunken driving. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for 30 days already served and was fined $1,250. One half of the fine may be suspended if Hilson installs an ignition interlock device on his vehicle. He was directed to complete drinking drivers school.

Hilson was charged on June 13 on the westbound ramp at the U.S. 63- U.S. 30 Expressway by Toledo Police Chief Bob Kendall.

Alexander Joseph Dvorak, 22, Garwin, pled guilty to 1st offense drunken driving. He received a deferred judgement and was directed to pay a $1,250 civil penalty. One-half of that amount may be suspended if he installs an ignition interlock device on his vehicle. Dvorak was also directed to complete alcohol education classes and drinking drivers school. He also must pay a $300 probation supervisory fee.

Dvorak was charged on March 18 in the 1400 block of U.S. Highway 63 by Tama County deputy Sheriff Joe Quandt.



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