Report of dangerous driving leads to arrest west of Hospers – March 10

On Sunday, March 10, at 10:51 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Adan Martin-Lopez, age 31, of Estherville, IA.

The arrest stemmed from a report of a white Dodge van driving erratically on 400th Street. The deputy located the vehicle two miles west of Hospers and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle was traveling at slow speeds and failed to stop for several miles.

Upon further investigation, the deputy suspected that Martin-Lopez was under the influence of alcohol with two children inside the vehicle.

Martin-Lopez was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with third offense – operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, fail to yield to emergency vehicle and two counts of child endangerment.