Report of vehicle in ditch west of Rock Valley leads to arrest – February 26

On Sunday, February 26, at 5:00 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Shortbull, age 42, of Sioux Falls, SD.

The arrest stemmed from a report of a vehicle in a ditch along Highway 18, five miles west of Rock Valley, IA. 

Shortbull was driving a 2000 Ford F-150 westbound on Highway 18 when reported that he fell asleep, lost control of the vehicle and entered the south ditch. 

No injuries were reported and there was no damage to the vehicle.

Upon further investigation, deputies suspected that Shortbull was under the influence of alcohol.  

Shortbull transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was was charged with second offense-operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated; he was cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle. 

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department.