Single Vehicle Crash Results In Arrest

Tue 7-9-2019

(Emmetsburg)-- Charges have been filed in connection with a single vehicle crash Sunday near Cylinder.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says deputies received a report around 2:20 am of a vehicle in the ditch. An investigation determined the vehicle was being drivien eastbound on 370th Street when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. Authorities say the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt went into the east ditch, came back on the road, then went into the west ditch. Deputies say it continued into a field, crossed the highway and went into the east ditch where it got stuck.

At about 1:51 am, before the accident was reported, Emmetsburg police arrested the registered owner of the vehicle, 45-year-old Kelly Terpstra of Charles City, for public intoxication. Further investigation resulted in the Sheriff's Office charging Terpstra with operating while intoxicated...2nd offense, and failure to maintain control.

The vehicle sustained an estimated $2,000 in damage.