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Ottumwa woman to enter plea in drunken hit-and-run case

Morgan Houk, 24, is facing a felony charge of Serious Injury by Vehicle, and a misdemeanor charge of OWI. (Wapello County Jail)

An Ottumwa woman accused of running down a man who was trying to keep her from driving drunk will enter a plea.

Morgan Houk, 24, is facing a felony charge of Serious Injury by Vehicle, and a misdemeanor charge of OWI.

On Wednesday morning, Houk's attorney notified the court she intends to enter a guilty plea.

Court records don't indicate what charges will be covered by the plea deal.

The charges stem from a September 2017 incident near the North Hy-Vee Gas Station.

A witness told police at the time that Houk appeared to be drunk when she allegedly ran over someone who attempted to stop her from driving.

The victim was hospitalized. Houk was arrested at her home shortly after the incident.

Houk's plea hearing is currently set for March 14.


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