Driver arrested for suspicion of drunk driving, leads to child endangerment charge west of Hull -March 12

On Sunday, March 12, at 1:15 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Leocadio-Mendez-Niz, age 32, of Hull, IA.

The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and Highway 18 (320th Street), two mile west of Hull.

Upon further investigation, the deputy suspected that Mendez-Niz was under the influence of alcohol. Two children, ages 12 and four, were passengers in the vehicle at the time of the stop; they were transported to a relative.

Mendez-Niz was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and child endangerment.