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Charles City Man Accused of Homicide by Vehicle Files to Travel to Hawaii 

A Charles City man, accused of causing a head-on crash that killed a Mason City man this past summer, has filed an application for permission to travel out of state – to Hawaii.

The Iowa State Patrol says that on the night of July 25th, a vehicle driven by 58-year-old Timothy Hoy crossed the centerline just west of Nora Springs 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. 

Hoy was arrested in August, charged with homicide by vehicle, operating under the influence, a Class B felony. He has also since been charged with homicide by vehicle – reckless driving, and two counts of serious injury by vehicle, all Class C felonies.

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

Hoy pleaded not guilty to all charges earlier this month and his trial is set for November 1st in Cerro Gordo County District Court in Mason City.

On Wednesday (09.21), his attorney filed a motion for permission to allow Hoy to travel to Hawaii October 5th to October 10th, a trip that he booked and paid for prior to the crash. No ruling had been made on his request as of 4 p.m. Monday (09.26).

A court order issued on August 12th reads “the Defendant may not travel out of the State of Iowa without prior permission from the Court.” 

Mark Pitz

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