Woman stopped for broken headlight allegedly had meth; Robinson failed 3 sobriety tests

Published 8:18 am Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Dianna Lynn Robinson, 45, of Harmony was charged on Tuesday in Mower County District Court with felony fifth-degree drug possession, gross misdemeanor DWI-under the influence of a controlled substance, misdemeanor driving after cancellation of her license and petty misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the court complaint, a Mower County deputy stopped Robinson’s vehicle at 11:40 p.m. on Saturday at the intersection of County Road 53 and County Road 11 in LeRoy Township after observing a headlight on her vehicle was out and because she did not come to a complete stop at the intersection. She was allegedly making fast, erratic movements while sitting in the car. When she stepped out to look at the headlight, she allegedly paced back and forth in front of the vehicle and avoided eye contact when she spoke.

Dispatch informed the deputy that Robinson’s license had been cancelled, and he noticed that her eyes appeared to be “glassy” and red and her pupils were dilated. He then administered four field sobriety tests, three of which she allegedly failed.

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The deputy arrested for driving while impaired, but she said, “I don’t do drugs,” according to the complaint. The deputy allegedly found ½ gram of methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe in the vehicle.

On the way to the Mower County Jail, Robinson said she last used methamphetamine two days prior, according to the report. A blood sample taken at the jail was sent to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension lab for analysis.

A review of Robinson’s criminal record shows prior convictions for DWI, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft and issuing dishonored checks.

Robinson will appear in court again on May 7.