Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident leads to arrest – September 20

On Monday, September 20, at 2:12 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Buchanan Avenue, two miles south of Hawarden, IA.

Allan Topete-Guavara , age 18, of Hawarden, IA was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Buchanan Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed the northbound lane, entered the east ditch and came to rest a corn field.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $20,000 in damage.

No injuries were reported.

Upon further investigation, deputies suspected that Topete-Guavara was under the influence of drugs.

Topete-Guavara was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and reckless driving.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Hawarden Police Department, Hawarden Fire Department, Hawarden Ambulance and the sheriff’s office Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).