- Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 05:42
Crash data shows that passenger vehicle occupants are buckling up more during the day than at nighttime. This mobilization across Iowa and the entire United States is created to heighten seat belt enforcement 24-7, but focused enforcement efforts will take place between the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. due to the significant number of violators and fatal crashes during this time.
Over the last ten years, Iowa has averaged 5.3 traffic fatalities during the three-day Memorial Day weekend. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nearly half of the 21,132 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed on our nation’s roadways in 2013 were not wearing seat belts. That number jumped to 67 percent for males aged 13 – 15. Buckling up in the back seat is just as important. Half of all front-seat occupants killed in crashes in 2012 were unrestrained but 61 percent of those killed in back seats were unrestrained. Keep in mind that those fatalities aren’t just statistics; they are someone’s family member or friend.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau want you to remember that the single most effective way to reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes is to wear a seat belt every day, every trip!
Media contact: Alex Murphy, GTSB Spokesman, Office of the Commissioner – DPS, at (515) 725-6189.
- Published on Friday, 08 May 2015 01:33
On May 6, 2015 at around 8:55am Dalton Lorenzen (22) of Milford was westbound in the 1900 block of 200th Street when he lost control of his vehicle. Lorenzen stated that he went through some ruts causing him to lose control and go into the ditch. When the vehicle left the roadway it struck a utility pole causing the vehicle to roll and landing on the driver’s side. Lorenzen exited the vehicle and went to a residence nearby and was transported to the hospital with suspected serious injuries.
Lorenzen was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The damage was estimated at $1,500. Lorenzen was charged with Failure to Have a Valid License, and Failure to Maintain Control.
The DCSO was assisted by the Milford Police Department and Bob’s Auto Body of Milford.
- Published on Friday, 08 May 2015 01:10
On May 2nd, 2015 at around 12:49am the DCSO conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Bobbi Bolling (45) of Spencer in the 500 block of Highway 71 in Milford.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that Bolling was under the influence of alcohol. Bolling was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated. While conducting an inventory of the vehicle a green leafy substance, marijuana, was located in the vehicle.
Bolling was charged with Operating While Intoxicated, Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.