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Iowa State Patrol

Published: Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 11:30 a.m. CST

Edgar Henry Benedict, 48, of Dawson, was charged 1:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Owl Avenue and Creamery Road for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

According to an Iowa State Patrol report, an officer was dispatched to a two-vehicle accident in Union County. During the initial investigation and speaking with the drivers of the vehicles, the officer noticed Benedict to have a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. Field testing showed Benedict to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Benedict was transported to the Union County Law Enforcement Center and asked to provide a sample of his breath, which he consented to and resulted in a blood alcohol content of .126.

Benedict was released on $1,000 bond.

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Michelle Ann Corson, 37, of Lorimor, was charged Saturday in Union County for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, open container and driving while suspended.

According to an Iowa State Patrol report, a vehicle driven by Corson was observed stopping on the roadway. The officer made contact with Corson and observed she had bloodshot, watery eyes and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. Corson refused all testing and was transported to the Union County Law Enforcement Center, where she consented to give a breath sample. Corson tested .166 on the DataMaster.

Corson was released on $2,000 bond.

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