Sioux County Sheriff

Motor Vehicle accident – October 2

On Wednesday, October 2, at 10:17 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 400th Street, two miles west of Hospers, IA.

Leopoldo Martinez, Jr., age 29, of Hawarden, IA was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu eastbound on 400th Street. He reported that he fell asleep, lost control of the vehicle, entered the south ditch and rolled.

Martinez, Jr. was transported by the Hospers Ambulance to the Orange City Hospital fro treatment of minor injuries.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $10,000 in damage.

Martinez was cited for failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Hospers Fire Department and Hospers Ambulance.