from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mary E. Howes,
defendant appeals the sentences imposed on his convictions
for operating while under the influence and driving while
D. Tindal of Keegan, Farnsworth & Tindal, Iowa City, for
J. Miller, Attorney General, and Linda J. Hines, Assistant
Attorney General, for appellee.
Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., McDonald, J., and Goodhue,
GOODHUE, SENIOR JUDGE.
L. March pled guilty to operating while under the influence,
third offense, and driving while barred as an habitual
offender. He was sentenced to five years on the
operating-while-under-the-influence conviction and two years
on the driving-while-barred conviction. The sentences were
ordered to be served concurrently. March appeals the
Background Facts and Circumstances
appeal is only as to the sentences the court imposed. He
maintains the trial court did not set forth reasons for
imposing a two-year sentence for driving while barred. He
also claims that although the trial court said he would be
incarcerated under the Operating While Under the Influence
Continuum Program (Continuum Program), the written sentencing
order does not reflect he was to be placed in the Continuum
Preservation of Error
ordinary rules of error preservation do not apply when a
challenge is to an error in sentencing. State v.
Lathrop, 781 N.W.2d 288, 293 (Iowa 2010).
Scope of Review
are reviewed for corrections of errors at law. Iowa R. App.