Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident leads to arrest – August 19

On Wednesday, August 19, at 10:23 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Birch Avenue, three miles north of Hawarden, IA.

Aleksandr Yefimov, age 28, of Sioux Falls, SD was driving a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria northbound on Birch Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a bridge.

Yefimov was transported by the Hawarden Ambulance to Hawarden Regional Healthcare for treatment of his injuries.

The Ford sustained approximately $1,000 in damage.

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

Upon his release from medical attention, Yefimov was transported to the Sioux County Jail and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, no motor vehicle liability insurance, operating a motor vehicle with expired registration and failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hawarden Police Department, Hawarden Ambulance and Hawarden Fire Department.