Sioux Falls Man Faces Felony OWI, Child Endangerment Charges After Traffic Stop

Larchwood, Iowa — A Sioux Falls man has been arrested on felony OWI and child endangerment charges after a traffic stop near Larchwood.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the Lyon County Clerk of Court’s Office by the county sheriff’s office, 27-year-old Jacob Ottoson of Sioux Falls is accused of driving under the influence with a minor present. He was arrested on Thursday.

In his statement, the deputy says he stopped the vehicle that Ottoson was driving for erratic driving. He says there was a strong marijuana odor coming from the inside of the vehicle and Ottoson had the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person as well. He says marijuana was found in the vehicle. A 16-year-old passenger was also in the vehicle.

Ottoson was charged with operating under the influence, third or subsequent offense, a class D felony. If convicted, Ottoson could face up to five years in prison. He also faces misdemeanor charges of child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and no valid driver’s license.

No court dates have yet been set in the case.

Ottoson was booked into the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids and was released the same day as his arrest after posting an $8600 bond.


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