The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3:55 PM, 15-year-old Justin Schmidt of Boyden was driving a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix westbound on 310th street, four miles east of Hull, when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the south ditch and struck a utility pole.
Schmidt was taken to the Sioux Center Hospital by private vehicle.
The Pontiac sustained about $9,000 in damages. The utility pole, owned by Mid‐American Energy,
sustained about $2,000 in damages.
Schmidt was charged with failure to maintain control of vehicle and violation of conditions of a minor’s school license.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.