Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident leads to arrest – December 16

On Monday, December 16, at 11:36 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Dogwood Avenue, seven miles southwest of Rock Valley, IA.

Kyle Vande Vegte, age 29, of Rock Valley was driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota southbound on Dogwood Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle, entered the east ditch and struck a road sign.

No injuries were reported.

The Dodge sustained an estimated $100 in damage.  The road sign sustained an estimated $500 in damage.

Upon further investigation, deputies suspected that Vande Vegte was under the influence of alcohol.

Vande Vegte was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated,  failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department, Rock Valley Fire Department and Rock Valley Ambulance.