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Two Cited On OWI Charges After Two Separate Sioux County Accidents

skull key owi drunk drivingOrange City, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that alcohol was involved and arrests were made in two car accidents, which both occurred this past Thursday evening.

An Orange City man is charged with OWI and three other offenses in the first report.

They say that just before 8:30 PM, 38-year-old Daryl Van Regenmorter of Orange City was driving a 2002 Honda Accord southbound on Hospers Drive South, at the intersection with Highway 60, a mile south of Hospers. Van Regenmorter entered a curve in the roadway, and lost control of the vehicle, which entered the south ditch and struck a road sign.

Upon further investigation, the deputy determined that Van Regenmorter was under the influence of alcohol.

Van Regenmorter was arrested for operating while intoxicated, child endangerment, open container of alcohol and failure to maintain control.

No injuries were reported.

The Honda sustained about $2,500 in damages. The sign sustained an estimated $500 in damages.

About two hours before that, at 6:35 PM, a Sioux Center woman was charged with OWI after a separate accident.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that 46-year-old Paula Haarsma of Sioux Center was driving a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan eastbound on 390th Street, a mile east of Sioux Center. She lost control of the vehicle, which entered the south ditch and struck a culvert.

Upon further investigation, the deputy determined that Haarsma was also under the influence of alcohol.

Haarsma was arrested for operating while intoxicated and failure to maintain control.

No injuries were reported.

The Dodge sustained about $2,200 in damages.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department.

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