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Case No. 22-0540

State of Iowa
Jesse Lee McElroy


State of Iowa


Jesse Lee McElroy

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Thomas Hurd

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 24, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, Kirk A. Daily, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Doyle, S.J.  Opinion by Doyle, S.J.  (7 pages)

            Jesse McElroy appeals the sentence imposed after pleading guilty to operating while intoxicated, third or subsequent offense.  OPINION HOLDS: The sentencing court provided sufficient reasoning for exercising its discretion in imposing the habitual offender sentencing enhancement as the reasons for exercise of its discretion are obvious in light of the court’s statement and the record before the court.  Finding no abuse of discretion, we affirm.

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