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Northern Iowa teacher charged with third OWI

February 15, 2019

BRITT, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa teacher has again been accused of driving while intoxicated.

Hancock County court records say 27-year-old Raylea Hepker is charged with operating while intoxicated, third offense. Her attorney, Philip Garland, declined to comment Friday.

Britt police say Hepker was taken into custody after an officer stopped her on Jan. 28. Police had received a complaint about a vehicle with its license plate covered was being driven on the wrong side of a road.

Police say a breath test later showed a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit.

The West Hancock Community School District website lists her as an English language teacher.

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