Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident leads to arrest – December 29

On Wednesday, December 29, at 1:25 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ellie Albers, age 18, of Orange City, IA.

The arrest stemmed from a report of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Hickory Avenue, three miles southwest of Orange City.

Albers was driving a 2005 Dodge Durango southbound on Hickory Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle, entered the northeast ditch and rolled.

No injuries were reported.

The Dodge sustained approximately $5,000 in damage.

Upon further investigation deputies suspected Albers was under the influence of alcohol.

Albers was transported to the Sioux County Jail where she was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

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