Sioux County Sheriff

Vehicle strikes fuel pump in Boyden, driver arrested for operating the vehicle while intoxicated – October 11

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.