Unlicensed driver gets probation for drugs, DWI

An unlicensed Austin woman charged for drug possession and driving while high on methamphetamines was sentenced Friday in Mower County Court.

Angella Christine Legler, 40, of Austin, was convicted of a misdemeanor controlled substance DWI, and a felony charge for fifth-degree drug possession was continued and may be later dismissed. She was placed on five years’ supervised probation and must serve 40 hours of community service.

According to the court complaint, an officer discovered Legler was not a valid driver when he ran her plates on Aug. 8, 2012. The officer later stopped Legler, and Legler’s passenger fled the vehicle. Police found Bailey David Fennell, who was later convicted of fleeing an officer and sentenced to 90 days in jail.

As officers searched Legler’s vehicle, they found 0.4 grams of methamphetamine inside of a cigarette pack. The complaint adds Legler appeared fidgety, could not control her movements and had dilated pupils. Though Legler said the meth was not hers, she said the last time she used meth was about a month prior, according to the court complaint.

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