Woman sentenced for drunk driving through Peace Plaza

Cheryl Melton
Cheryl Melton

Prevented from leaving the scene by witnesses.

Posted: Sep 16, 2019 4:21 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The woman arrested after police say she drove her vehicle through Peace Plaza has pleaded guilty to drunk driving.

Cheryl Anne Melton, 61 of Rochester, was arrested August 28 after Rochester police say she turned off 1st Avenue and drove through Peace Plaza, hitting a flower pot and getting her car wedged in between a building and a pylon. Witnesses say Melton tried to drive away but someone distracted her while another person took the keys out of her ignition.

Officers say a breath test showed Melton with a blood alcohol content of .220.

Melton pleaded guilty to one count of DWI. She’s been sentenced to two years of supervised probation and ordered to pay a $900 fine.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
22° wxIcon
Hi: 30° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 10°
Albert Lea
Scattered Clouds
21° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 13°
Austin
Overcast
28° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 22°
Charles City
Overcast
28° wxIcon
Hi: 27° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 18°
Rochester
Overcast
25° wxIcon
Hi: 26° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 16°
Light Snowfall for Wednesday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Osage moves on to semifinals

Image

Roch Firefighters sell shirts for charity

Image

Impeachment hearings: Day one

Image

Saving Pete's Kitchen

Image

Practicing creativity in One Discovery Square

Image

StormTeam 3 Tour at Sibley Elementary in Albert Lea

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 11/13

Image

Don't pull over to use your phone

Image

Avoiding Cats under car hoods

Image

Downtown Quarterly Update

Community Events