A Charles City man, accused of causing a head-on crash that killed a Mason City man this past summer, is being allowed to travel out of state to Hawaii.
The Iowa State Patrol says 58-year-old Timothy Hoy was drinking and driving July 25th when his vehicle 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.
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 has been charged with homicide by vehicle, operating under the influence, a Class B felony; homicide by vehicle – reckless driving, a Class C felony; and two counts of serious injury by vehicle, Class D felonies. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and his trial is set for November 1st in Cerro Gordo County District Court in Mason City.
On September 21st, 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.
Monday (10.03), a judge granted Hoy permission to take the trip since the state did not file objection nor resistance to the motion. Hoy was required to provide his pretrial release supervisor a detailed itinerary of his trip and contact information prior to leaving the state. The judge also stressed that all other terms of his pretrial release “shall remain in full force and effect while the Defendant is traveling.”