Iowa man with previous impaired driving convictions facing felony DWI in Nobles County

Coty Allen Devall, whose record shows three impaired driving-related convictions in Woodbury County, Iowa within the last 10 years, was detained in Nobles County Jail after a traffic stop.

Mugshot of Coty Allen Devall
Coty Allen Devall

WORTHINGTON — A Sioux City, Iowa, man was arrested in the city of Worthington on charges of first-degree driving while intoxicated, a felony-level offense. Along with the two felony counts of DWI, Coty Allen Devall, 32, faces a misdemeanor charge of driving without a valid license and reportedly giving a Peace Officer a false name, also a misdemeanor.

Charges originated after a Worthington Police Officer observed a vehicle cross over the fog line while exiting a roundabout in the city of Worthington in the early hours of Feb. 14. The vehicle crossed over the fog line twice more, prompting the officer to initiate a traffic stop.

While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, the officer observed the strong odor of alcohol coming from inside. According to the report, both the driver and passenger had bloodshot, glassy eyes, and slurred speech. On the back seat of the vehicle, there was a case of beer with a can laying nearby. The officer also observed a second can on the front passenger floorboard.

The driver, later identified as Devall, claimed not to have any identification on him and, according to the report, verbally identified himself as “Troy Allen Mason”. Devall then stated he had not consumed any alcohol and that any open beer cans in the vehicle belonged to the passenger.

The officer was unable to find any driving information and confronted Devall, who then divulged his real name. Results for Devall’s driver’s license status in Iowa came back as “Barred”.


The officer had Devall perform field sobriety tests, and DeVall's preliminary breath test resulted in a .102% BAC. Devall was arrested and transported to Nobles County Jail.

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At the jail, Devall consulted with his attorney over the phone and agreed to take a breath test, which resulted in a .09% BAC. Devall was booked into jail and held for court. His bail was set at $5,000 with conditions and an initial court appearance has been scheduled for Feb. 24.

If convicted, Devall faces a maximum sentence of 7 Years imprisonment and/or a $14,000 fine for each of the felony DWI charges. Both misdemeanor charges carry a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. A review of Devall’s record shows three impaired driving-related convictions in Woodbury County, Iowa within the last 10 years.

Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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