Woman charged with intentional crash takes another plea deal
LE MARS (AP) — A northwest Iowa woman accused of intentionally crashing her vehicle into another has made a plea deal.
Melissa Ebert pleaded guilty Monday in Plymouth County District Court to two counts of serious injury by motor vehicle. Prosecutors dropped other charges in exchange. Her sentencing is scheduled for May 8.
Prosecutors say Ebert threatened to kill herself and her passenger before purposely veering her vehicle into the path of an oncoming car Sept. 9, 2015.
She’d made a plea deal with prosecutors and was scheduled to be sentenced this past January. But she withdrew her pleas, and a June trial was scheduled. A hearing on her motion to move the trial from Plymouth County was scheduled for Monday, but the prosecution and defense attorneys announced the plea deal instead.