Sioux County Sheriff

Report of disabled vehicle near Alton leads to arrest – March 2

On Wednesday, March 2, at 2:23 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s office arrested Kendall Holland, age 55, of Storden, MN.

The arrest stemmed from a 9-1-1 call from a passing motorist reporting a person walking on Highway 60 near a stopped vehicle east of Alton, IA.

Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that Holland had been driving the vehicle before stopping it along Highway 60. Deputies suspected that he was under the influence of alcohol, determined that his driver’s license was suspended, discovered illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia in his possession. Holland also attempted to impede officers with their investigation.

Holland was transported to the the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with operating while intoxicated (third offense), operating a motor vehicle without required alcohol-ignition interlock device, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with official acts.

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