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Le Mars Man Faces Felony Charge After Wrong-Way Driving Incident

Alton, Iowa — A Le Mars man faces one felony and multiple misdemeanor charges after allegedly driving the wrong way on Highway 60 early Saturday.

Court records indicate that 48-year-old Sathiene Saychareun of Le Mars was stopped for allegedly driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 60 at Alton shortly before 2:00 am Saturday.

During the traffic stop, Orange City Police say Saychareun appeared to be under the influence.  Authorities allegedly discovered a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue on Saychareun’s person, along with a bag of meth that officers reportedly found in his car.

According to online jail records, Saychareun faces one count of Possession of Methamphetamine, 3rd Offense, a Class D Felony; along with misdemeanor charges of OWI 1st Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving On The Wrong Side of a Two-Way Highway.

Online jail records indicate he was released on bond later that day.

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