Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident near Alton leads to arrest – June 4

On Saturday, June 4, at 2:14 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Butler, age 45, of Independence, MO.

The arrest stemmed from a report of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 60, one mile south of Alton, IA.

Butler was driving a 2008 Jeep northbound on Highway 60 when he lost control of the vehicle, struck two separate bridge guardrails and entered the median.

Butler was transported by the Alton Ambulance to Orange City Area Health for treatment of minor injuries.

The Jeep sustained approximately $8,000 in damage.

Upon his release from medical care, Butler was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charge with operating a motor vehicle without safety belt, failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an illegal drug.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department, Alton Fire Department and Alton Ambulance.