Sioux County Sheriff

Zero Fatalities Headline Multi-County Agency Project

On Friday, September 20, a joint enforcement project was conducted in Sioux, Lyon and Osceola Counties. Agencies who participated were the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement, and the Sheriff’s Offices of Sioux, Lyon and Osceola Counties.

Statistics for the project are as follows:

  • 100 Total Citations including 44 for speed, 15 for seat belt, four for texting while driving, and one arrest for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
  • 138 traffic law violations resulting in warnings
  • 18 Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections
  • Four Motorist Assists
  • Two arrest warrants were served

A total of 23 officers participated in the project and were assisted by the Iowa State Patrol Airwing.

This project was done in conjunction with Iowa’s “Under 300” goal to reduce fatality motor vehicle accidents. As of September 20, 2019 Iowa stands at 234 fatalities for the year, four more than on the same date last year.

The five agencies involved would like to remind the public that through their safe driving practices and good choices, we can reduce fatalities and meet our goal.