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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 10:33 a.m. CDT

Newton Police Department

• Astrid J. Brown, 30, of Newton was cited with failure to maintain control following a two-vehicle accident at 3:03 p.m. Sunday at East 19th Street North and North 19th Avenue East. Brown was traveling east on 19th Avenue when she lost control of her vehicle due to ice and snow and collided with a vehicle driven by 48-year-old Newton resident Todd E. Trease, who was stopped at a stop sign facing north on 19th Street. Brown’s vehicle sustained an estimated $800 damage and Trease’s an estimated $2,000 damage.

• Jonathan M. Montgomery, 39, of Newton was charged with operating while intoxicated after authorities stopped him at 1:34 a.m. Saturday for not wearing his seatbelt. Montgomery appeared to be intoxicated and had a BAC over .08. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

• Bryan D. Wickman, 33, address unknown, was charged with public intoxication, third or subsequent offense, after authorities responded to a complaint of a suspicious person at 6:54 p.m. Saturday at Subway. Wickman showed signs of intoxication and nearly fell over twice. He was found to be wanted in Johnson County for failure to appear in court on a public intoxication charge. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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