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Waterloo officer gets deferred judgment on OWI charge


WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A Waterloo Police officer charged with drunk driving last year has received a deferred judgment.

Augustin Farmer, 28, was driving on Highway 218 coming from Cedar Falls around 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 5, 2010 when a Black Hawk County Sheriff's Deputy pulled him over for speeding.

The Deputy said Farmer had blood shot eyes, slurred speech, smelled of alcohol and admitted he had been drinking. Farmer took a breath test and had a .105 blood alcohol level.

He was charged with First Offense Driving While Intoxicated and given a warning for speeding.

Farmer was scheduled to go on trial Tuesday, but instead entered a guilty plea.  Judge Nathan Callahan gave him a deferred judgment which means the charge will be wiped from his record if he completes one year of unsupervised probation. 

He was also ordered to pay court costs and a $1,250 civil penalty, which was cut in half.

Cpt. Tim Pillack confirms that Farmer is still employed with the department with the patrol division on third shift.

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