Drinking and driving can be a risky thing to try. In this case an Iowa City man, Edgar Escarcega drove while having a blood alcohol of 0.191, or more than the legal limit. (0.08) Mr. Escarcega plead guilty to driving drunk, OMVUI or OWI that resulted in the death of another. Johnna Jamieson and her son, Nikita (15) died in this collision near the town of West Liberty.
He was charged twice with a Class B felony. He will be deported and ordered to pay $300,000.00 in mandatory restitution. He is in the Muscatine County Jail on a $250,000 bond. Of course the likelihood of the estates ever collecting on that restitution amount isn’t very likely although there are ways of collecting some of it.