Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident leads to arrest – April 6

On Tuesday, April 6, at 10:07 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Janelle De Jong, age 41, of Alton, IA.

The arrest stemmed from a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Kennedy Avenue, one half-mile east of Alton.

De Jong was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer northbound on Kennedy Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle and entered the east ditch.

No injuries were reported.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $500 in damage.

Investigating deputies suspected that De Jong was under the influence of alcohol.

De Jong was transported to the Sioux Count Jail where she was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

The sheriffs’ office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department.