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Ottumwa Man Arrested for Drunk Driving

By Ellis Codjoe, October 10, 2018

Tuesday afternoon, Ottumwa Radio News reported live on Facebook from the intersection of Jefferson and Maple where a car was discovered in a front yard and a man was arrested.

Ottumwa Police Sergeant Blake Lefler told Ottumwa Radio News that 28-year-old Nicolai Nicolai of Ottumwa was driving erratically in North Ottumwa which prompted concerned residents to call 911. Officers arrived on scene to find Nicolai in a resident’s yard with an open beverage in the car.

Nicolai was placed under arrest and charged with Operating While Intoxicated, Public Intoxication and Interference with Official Acts. He is currently in the Wapello County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

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