Lopez arrested for OWI 2nd, DWLB, Speeding, Eluding

On 07/10/23 at 9:11 a.m., the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office performed a traffic stop on a motorcycle near the intersection of Vista Hills and Hwy 12 in rural Plymouth County.  Once the motorcycle was stopped and as the deputy was approaching the driver of the motorcycle, the driver took off on the motorcycle.  The driver then continued north on Hwy 12 at a high rate of speed.  At the intersection of K18S and Hwy 12, the driver lost control of the motorcycle and crashed.

As a result of the investigation, Jonothon Alexander Lopez, age 32 of Sioux City, was arrested and charged with operation while under the influence 2nd offense; driving while barred; speeding; failure to provide proof of financial liability – accident; eluding – speed 25 mph over limit; failure to maintain control and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Lopez was booked into the Plymouth County Jail and held on bond.