ROCK VALLEY -- An Aurelia man was arrested on a felony drunken driving charge Saturday after crashing his vehicle on a rural road near Rock Valley.
Michael Nordstrom, 57, is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (third offense), a class D felony; and misdemeanor charges of open container and failure to maintain control.
The Sioux County Sheriff's Office said in a statement released Tuesday that at 2:55 a.m. Saturday, Nordstrom was driving his 2009 Chevy Cobalt eastbound on 300th Street when he lost control and entered the north ditch. Nordstrom was not injured.
According to authorities, a Rock Valley rural water pipe sustained $500 damage and Nordstrom's vehicle received about $2,000 damage.
Nordstrom was released from the Sioux County Jail after posting $5,000 bail, according to jail officials.