A teenager faces a drunken driving charge for the wrong kind of drive on a southeast Iowa golf course.
A Burlington teenager was injured after his car ended up at the bottom of a water hazard pond on Flint Hills Golf Course in Des Moines County. At around 4:00 a.m. on Monday, a Des Moines County Sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle driven by 17-year-old LeShawn Michael Wilson near that golf course before he lost control on a turn. The vehicle ran off the road and into a pond on the golf course near hole #8. Wilson managed to escape the vehicle and swim back to land before the car became fully submerged in the water.
Wilson was charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Failure to Maintain Control. His injuries were minor and he was released to a parent after being checked out by paramedics.
(Reporting by Rob Sussman, KBUR, Burlington)