Sioux County Sheriff

Report of erratic driving leads to arrest – August 28

On Saturday, August 28, at 12:07 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stephen Van Grouw, age 51, of Orange City, IA.

The arrest stemmed from a report of erratic driving that occurred at the intersection of 390th Street and Hickory Avenue, one mile east of Sioux Center, IA. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that Van Grouw was driving a vehicle eastbound on 390th Street, entered a ditch and came to rest on private property.

Deputies suspected that Van Grouw was under the influence of a drug.

No injuries or property damage was reported.

Van Grouw was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charge with third offense operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated (drugged) and failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

The sheriff’s office Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and Sioux Center Police Department assisted in the investigation.