They report that about 10:30 Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014, 28-year-old deputy Charles Zech of Rock Rapids was driving a 2013 Chevy Impala patrol car eastbound on 135th Street on the west side of Larchwood, when he observed a westbound vehicle on Highway 9 committing a possible violation.
As he was watching the vehicle for possible enforcement action, the right side wheels of the patrol car went off the road. And due to the steep drop off without a shoulder at the location, the patrol car rolled over in the ditch.
Deputy Zech received minor injuries and was taken to Sanford Rock Rapids Medical Center.
The Iowa State Patrol report says there was $8000 in damage to the patrol car.