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Charles City Man Pleads Not Guilty to Homicide by Vehicle 

A Charles City man has pleaded not guilty to charges he caused a head-on, two-vehicle crash that killed a Mason City man this past summer.

The Iowa State Patrol says the wreck occurred the night of July 25th just west of Nora Springs. A car driven by 58-year-old Timothy Hoy of Charles City crossed the centerline of the road and collided head-on with the vehicle driven by 41-year-old Stephen Miles of Mason City. Miles died in the crash and two juveniles in the Miles vehicle were also injured. 

A warrant was issued for Hoy’s arrest in August charging him with homicide by vehicle, operating under the influence, a Class B felony. He has also since been charged with homicide by vehicle – reckless driving, a Class C felony; and two counts of serious injury by vehicle, both Class C felonies.

According to court documents, Hoy failed field sobriety tests and gave a breath sample over the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit of .08%. A blood sample later taken from Hoy showed the result was .179% BAC.

Hoy pleaded not guilty to all charges during an arraignment Monday and his trial has been set for November 1st in Cerro Gordo County District Court in Mason City.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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