SIOUX CITY -- A driver was arrested Sunday afternoon after he drove a minivan into a utility guy wire and proceeded to run over a retaining wall in a residential area along 21st Street.
Sioux City Police officers were called to the collision at the 1000 block of 21st Street at around 4:22 p.m. Sunday. A 2007 Toyota Sienna minivan was backing up out of an alleyway when it struck a guy wire attached to a utility pole, got its rear bumper stuck on the guy wire and, as it tried to pull forward, ran into a chain link fence and drove over a retaining wall.
Date booked: 10/16/2019. Charges: trafficking stolen firearms, possession of a non-marijuana controlled substance, driving with a revoked license, felon in possession of a firearm. Bond amount: $11,000.
Date booked: 10/10/2019. Charges: parole violation, burglary of a building, drug tax stamp, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, furnishing a controlled substance to an inmate. Bond amount: $25,000.
According to court documents, the man admitted touching the girl, whom he considered his girlfriend, and leaving hickies on her on Sept. 25. He also told police he had touched the girl about a month earlier.
Melissa Camargo-Flores' trial had been scheduled to begin Tuesday. It was the fifth time the trial has been continued. If found guilty as charged, she would face a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.
The man didn't stop when directed, and eventually spike strips were set out near West 21st Street and U.S. Highway 77. Officers found the man not coherent, but he was given some food and his condition improved shortly thereafter.
The driver of this minivan was arrested Sunday afternoon after he allegedly struck a utility pole guy wire, got its bumper stuck on the guy wire and drove through a chain link fence and over a retaining wall as the driver attempted to pull forward. The van narrowly missed the house in the photo.