Six-Time OWI Offender Arrested on Suspicion of Drunk Driving

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- A former Des Moines businessman on parole following half a dozen OWI arrests in Iowa has been arrested again.

59-year-old Steve Luebke was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated on Aug. 2 in St. Louis, Missouri. That evening, police say they received a call for service for an intoxicated driver. After conducting a canvass of the area, an officer located Luebke on a motorcycle.

Prosecutors have yet to file formal charges.

Last year in Iowa, Luebke was sentenced to three years in prison after being arrested for drunk driving in Polk and Jasper Counties. One of the cases involved a fiery crash on Interstate 235.

Luebke served about 18 months behind bars before being released in March. He was scheduled to be on parole until November 16, 2017.

The Iowa Department of Corrections says this arrest in Missouri is a clear violation of those conditions. The Iowa Parole Board will determine what happens next after receiving the arrest and charging documents from authorities in Missouri.

St. Louis police say Luebke was using an Iowa Driver’s License at the time of his arrest, but it is not valid.

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