Traffic Accident Leads to Arrest of Hawarden Man

February 17, 2021 3:40pm

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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Hawarden man after an accident Wednesday morning.   


The accident occurred at the intersection of Coolidge Avenue and Highway 10, four miles east of Hawarden.  42-year-old Mark Kruid of Hawarden was driving a Chevrolet Equinox southbound on Coolidge Avenue where he crossed Highway 10, lost control of the vehicle, and entered the southeast ditch.


No injuries were reported.  The vehicle sustained about $2,500 in damage.


Investigating deputies suspected Kruid was under the influence of alcohol, and arrested him.  He was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, open container of alcohol in a vehicle and failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle.


Kruid was released after posting a $1,000 bond.