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Case No. 18-0300

State of Iowa
Sam Chester Thomas II


State of Iowa


Sam Chester Thomas II

Attorney for the Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Adam R. Junaid

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, James D. Coil, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (3 pages)

            Sam Thomas appeals his convictions for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, third offense, and driving while barred, contending the district court abused its discretion in failing to honor a plea agreement without giving him an opportunity to withdraw his plea.  OPINION HOLDS: The court did not agree to be bound by the sentencing recommendation, and we discern no abuse of discretion in the district court’s decision to impose terms of incarceration.  We affirm.

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