Intoxicated driver causes city-wide power outage

Iowa News

OCHEYEDAN, Iowa (KCAU) – A vehicle crash caused a city-wide power outage in Ocheyedan that lasted up to three and a half hours.

According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s website, Bradley Johnson, 33, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, hit an electricity transformer box near a feed mill in Ocheyedan on August 11, resulting in the whole town losing power.

Johnson received minor injuries, but faces charges of a first OWI offense, driving while invoked, possessing an open container, and failure to maintain control.

The cost of damages the transformer box sustained was around $5,000.

The Sheriff’s office was assisted by the Ocheyedan Ambulance, Sibley Ambulance, Jeddeloh Towing, and Alliant Energy.


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