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Wingert arrested for OWI and eluding

On 6-1-16 at 3:15 am, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office arrested Johnathan Lawrence Wingert, age 25 of Sioux City, IA, for eluding, OWI 2nd offense, carrying concealed weapons and traffic violations. At approximately 3:15 am, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was called to the area of C-80 and Grouse Avenue for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, a vehicle with no tail lights and a headlight out was observed in the area on Grouse Avenue. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver failed to yield to the marked patrol vehicle. The driver led the deputy on a 3.5 mile pursuit at speeds in excess of 25 mph over the posted speed limit. The vehicle was traveling westbound on C-80 to K-22 and then north to Granite Avenue. While attempting to navigate a turn at high speeds onto Granite Avenue, the vehicle entered the ditch. The vehicle then drove through a farm yard before exiting the property back onto Granite Avenue. The vehicle continued northbound on Granite Avenue before losing control again. The vehicle entered the east ditch at Granite Avenue and 308th Street. The vehicle struck two road signs and became stuck. The accident caused approximately $5,000 damage to the defendant’s truck and the road signs. The defendant was taken into custody without further incident. The defendant was jailed at the Plymouth County Jail and bond was set at $5,000.

The defendant, Johnathan Wingert, was charged with Eluding (Class D Felony), OWI 2nd offense (aggravated misdemeanor), carrying concealed weapons (aggravated misdemeanor), fail to maintain control, and 2 counts of fail to stop at a stop sign (simple misdemeanors).

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