On Monday, October 11, at 9:09 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 909 Taft Street, Co-Op Gas and Oil, in Boyden, IA.
Bernardo Gonzalez-Garcia, age 60, of Boyden, was driving a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup when he struck a gas pump on the Co-Op Gas & Oil property, causing fuel to leak from the pump. Gonzalez-Garcia fled from the location but was located a short time later in Boyden.
Gonzalez-Garcia reported minor injuries and declined further medical attention..
The Dodge sustained approximately $10,000 in damage. Damage to the Co-Op Gas & Oil property was estimated at $100,000.
Deputies suspected that Gonzalez-Garcia was under the influence of alcohol. Gonzalez-Garcia was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (second offense) and failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Boyden Ambulance, Boyden Fire Department and Iowa State Patrol.