The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 12:35 AM, 21-year-old Arturo Tapia of Hull was driving a 1999 Ford Expedition eastbound on 310th Street. Tapia drove across Hickory Avenue, and lost control.
The SUV entered the south ditch, struck a MidAmerican Energy utility pole and rolled.
Tapia left the scene of the accident on foot and was located by deputies a short distance away.
Tapia was transported by the Hull Ambulance to the Sioux Center Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was released and deputies arrested him at 4:00 AM for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and failing to obey a stop sign.
The Ford sustained about $10,000 in damages. The utility pole sustained an estimated $5,000 in damages.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Hull Fire Department, Hull Ambulance and the Sioux Center Police Department.