CLEAR LAKE | A Manly woman charged with intentionally hitting a known man’s home in January has been arrested again for operating while under the influence and drugs. 


Jody Lynn Cheney, 49, is charged with operating while under the influence first offense, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana--second offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.

About 5:55 p.m. March 3, an Iowa State trooper stopped a 1997 white Ford Explorer driven by Cheney for a speeding violation at North 40th Street and Highway 122 in Cerro Gordo County.

Cheney allegedly did not have insurance with her.

“I observed a marijuana pipe and marijuana in the center console,” the trooper said in the criminal complaint. “The defendant gave me the marijuana pipe and marijuana upon my request.”

Cheney allegedly failed sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. She was transported to Cerro Gordo County Jail.

According to court documents, Cheney refused chemical testing because she was "screwed either way."

Cheney posted bond March 3 and is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court March 14.

In February, Cheney was charged with misdemeanor third-degree criminal mischief after an incident in in rural Mason City. 

She is accused of driving her vehicle through a garage door and slashing a tire on a man's vehicle, according to law enforcement. A jury trial for that case is scheduled May 8. 




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