On Sunday, November 20, at 12:04 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stephanie Jimenez, age 21, of Remsen, IA.
The arrest stemmed from the investigation of the accident that occurred on Saturday, November 5; the deputy suspected that Jimenez was under the influence of alcohol and through the course of that investigation, it was determined that Jimenez was intoxicated when the accident occurred.
Jimenez was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle and failure to wear safety belt.
On Saturday, November 5, at 6:24 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Harrison Avenue, on the southeast edge of Sioux Center, IA.
Stephanie Jimenez, age 21, of Ireton, IA, was driving a 2012 Ford Focus southbound on Harrison Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle, entered the east ditch, struck a light pole and rolled.
Jimenez was transported by the Sioux Center Ambulance to Sioux Center Health; she was later flown to a hospital in Sioux City, IA, for further treatment of her injuries.
The Ford sustained an estimated $12,000 in damage.
Jimenez was cited for failure to use seatbelt and fail to maintain control of a motor vehicle.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Sioux Center Fire Department and Sioux Center Ambulance.