Ireton Woman Arrested Following Report of Car in Ditch

July 15, 2022 11:52am

Kate Holtrop

An Ireton woman was arrested after authorities responded to a report of a car in a ditch west of Ireton Thursday morning. 


31-year-old Kate Holtrop of Ireton, was driving south on Dove Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle and entered the west ditch.  She got back onto Dove Avenue, lost control of the vehicle again and entered the east ditch, where the vehicle became stuck. Responding deputies suspected Holtrop was under the influence of alcohol; they also discovered a loaded shotgun in the vehicle.


Holtrop was transported by the Ireton Ambulance to Hawarden Regional Health where she was treated and released.  She was then brought to the Sioux County Jail where she was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-third offense and carrying or transporting a dangerous weapon while intoxicated.