Report of driver in ditch west of Sioux Center leads to arrest – November 18

On Friday, November 18, at 5:41 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s arrested Mario Martin-Martin, age 56, of Sioux Center, IA. 

The arrest stemmed from an erratic driving complaint from a motorist who reported that a vehicle, later determined to have been driven by Martin-Martin, was in a ditch one mile northwest of Sioux Center.   

Upon further investigation, responding officers located Martin-Martin with his vehicle in the west ditch on Grant Avenue.  

The deputy suspected that Martin-Martin was under the influence of alcohol.  

Martin-Martin was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-second offense and operating a vehicle while having a revoked driver’s license. 

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department.