Probation for Nora Springs man who pleaded guilty to child endangerment, OWI

MASON CITY — A Nora Springs man charged with child endangerment and OWI after a single-vehicle accident in rural Mason City in March has been sentenced to probation.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says they were dispatched to the 18000 block of 245th Street, or County Road B-35 on the city’s southeast side, shortly after 6:15 PM on the evening of March 16th. They say 32-year-old Dylan Collins and a four-year-old passenger were traveling east when he lost control of his vehicle, entered the ditch and struck a utility pole.

Both Collins and the passenger were treated at the scene by Mason City Fire Department paramedics for minor injuries. The Sheriff’s Department says alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident.

Collins as part of a plea agreement pleaded guilty to child endangerment resulting in bodily injury and OWI second offense.

District Associate Judge Karen Kaufman Salic sentenced Collins on Monday to five years probation.