- Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 05:58
Des Moines, IOWA – St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching. Unfortunately, this holiday has become a deadly day with a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013, 40-percent of all crash fatalities during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend involved drunk drivers, and that number rose to 55-percent in the post-party hours of midnight – 6:00 a.m., of March 18. Almost 75-percent of those fatalities involved drivers who were twice the legal limit. Over the last four years, nationwide, drunk driving kills on average 68 people each St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
- Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 12:21
DCSO investigated a single vehicle accident that occurred 3-1-2015 at approximately 11:53 PM.
- Published on Sunday, 15 February 2015 05:01
On February 13, 2015 at around 5:38pm a deputy noticed a male driving a vehicle without a valid driver’s license in the 1900 block of Highway 86. Upon further investigation a green leafy substance, marijuana, was located in the vehicle.
Matthew Mason (24) of Milford was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to have a valid driver’s license.
All persons are innocent until proven guilty.