January 11, 2022 - 2:45 pm - Posted in News

Sioux Center, Iowa — A Le Mars man, who Sioux County authorities say was driving drunk, led officers on a chase very early Tuesday morning.

According to court documents, Sioux County Communications received a call of an erratic driver. When police attempted to stop the pickup, which fled from authorities, reaching speeds of upwards of 80 mph, according to authorities. Court records indicate that, during the pursuit the vehicle was swerving all over the road and driving very erratically.

Once the pickup was stopped, the driver who police identify as 25-year-old Jerren Moreno of Le Mars, was placed under arrest, charged with: Eluding, a Class D Felony; Operating a Vehicle Without the Owner’s Consent, an Aggravated Misdemeanor; and 2nd Offense Operating While Impaired (OWI), an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

Moreno was taken to the Sioux County Jail where, according to online jail records, he remained early Tuesday afternoon.

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