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Hull Man Transported To Hospital, Then To Jail After Sunday Accident

Ambulance LightbarHull, Iowa — A Hull man was taken to the hospital, treated, and then arrested for OWI after an accident early on Sunday.

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.

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