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Sioux Falls Woman Arrested For OWI While Child Is In Vehicle

Lyon County, Iowa — A Sioux Falls woman faces criminal charges after a traffic stop in Lyon County late Saturday afternoon.

According to court documents, shortly after 5 pm Saturday, a Lyon County Deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding, and allegedly smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle when he approached.

The vehicle’s driver, identified as 40-year-old Molly Marie Hawk of Sioux Falls, reportedly showed signs of impairment and was arrested for 2nd Offense OWI, which is an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Deputies say Hawk had her 8-year-old son in the vehicle with her at the time of her arrest, and charged her with Neglect or Abandonment of a Dependent Person, which is a Class C Felony. Hawk was taken into custody and taken to the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids.

A Preliminary Hearing in the case is set for 9:00 am on Tuesday June 28th in Lyon County Magistrate Court.


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