Inwood Woman Arrested On Felony OWI Charge In Sioux Center

Dateline — An Inwood woman has been arrested on felony OWI charges after a traffic stop in Sioux Center.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the Sioux County Clerk of Court’s Office by the county sheriff’s office, 39-year-old Leslie Newman of Inwood is accused of driving under the influence after two prior convictions. She was arrested on Thursday.

In his statement, the deputy says Newman had been driving a Ford Explorer with a trailer attached. He says the trailer was dragging a chain, causing it to spark as she was driving on the roadway. The deputy says the trailer also didn’t have any working lights. He says he conducted a traffic stop in Sioux Center, and that is when he talked to Newman, who, he says, showed signs of drug intoxication. He says she failed a field sobriety test, and via the rule of implied consent, she was arrested for OWI, 3rd offense.

The charge was upgraded to a class D felony, since she had been convicted of OWI on two previous occasions. If convicted, Newman could face up to five years in prison.

She faces a preliminary hearing on April 2nd. She was released the same day after posting a $5000 bond.


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