Hospers, Iowa– A Sioux County Sheriff’s Deputy was taken to the hospital after an accident near Hospers.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 10:40 PM on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 31-year-old Deputy Caleb Haverdink of the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was driving a 2017 Ford Explorer police cruiser eastbound on B40, just west of Hospers.

The report says that Deputy Haverdink was tired and started to drift off the roadway to the right. His patrol vehicle went onto the right shoulder and down a steep ditch. The trooper says the deputy was unable to get the vehicle stopped, and it went airborne down into the Floyd River, ending up on the driver’s side.

The report says another deputy took Haverdink to the Orange City Health System Hospital.

The Ford Explorer patrol vehicle, owned by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was considered totaled with about $27,500 in damages.

The deputy was charged with failure to maintain control.

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