A woman from Le Mars, Iowa, was arrested in Alton on Sunday, June 23. The arrest happened early in the morning, per reports that came out quickly the following day.
Those reports indicated that other drivers called into the Orange City Police Department. They said that a car was "all over the road" while it was heading down Highway 60, tipping the police off that the driver may be under the influence. The police began looking, found the car and initiated a traffic stop in Alton.
When they talked to the woman behind the wheel, police determined that she had been drinking, and she was intoxicated. She was 38 years old, and she already had two OWI arrests on her record. As such, the officer arrested her again. She is now facing charges for a 3rd Offense OWI. Those repeated issues play a large role here since that makes it a Class D Felony.
After the traffic stop and the arrest, the police brought her to the Sioux County Jail.
A simple drunk driving arrest can change your life forever. On top of fines and jail time, you could lose your job, lose your license and face all manner of other challenges. When it's your third offense, and therefore, a felony, things just get that much more serious. Remember, a felony conviction often stays on your record moving forward.
As such, it is very important for those facing these serious allegations to know exactly what options and legal rights they have. Understanding what steps to take can make all the difference when working to protect your future.