Accident leads to arrest

Published 8:50 am Wednesday, June 6, 2018


Vincent Johnny, 28, of Austin was arrested on Monday on a suspected DWI after his car hit another vehicle.

According to Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger, police were called at 4:25 p.m. on Monday regarding an accident on First Avenue Southwest near Main Street. Johnny’s vehicle, a red Chevy Malibu, had rear-ended a white Toyota driven by a 26-year-old Austin man.

Johnny was arrested on a suspected DWI after he allegedly slurred his speech, had poor balance and red eyes. He allegedly refused all testing at the Mower County Jail.

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Police found scales in Johnny’s car, one of which had marijuana residue, according to Krueger.

A review of Johnny’s criminal record shows prior convictions for DWI, possession of a small amount of marijuana and disorderly conduct. He is currently on probation and was placed on a 72-hour hold by his probation officer. He is awaiting possible charges of second-degree DWI, possession of drug paraphernalia, careless driving and driving after the revocation of his license.

No injuries were reported in the accident.