Sioux County Sheriff's Department

Sioux County Sheriff's Department

ALTON—The Sioux County Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest of Dean Joseph Meis, 35, Hospers, about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, on a charge of first-offense operating while under the influence in Alton.

According to court records, the deputy initially witnessed a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado swerving while traveling north on Third Avenue in Alton.

When the deputy turned around to investigate, the vehicle turned east on Ninth Street and accelerated, then turn north on Second Avenue.

As the deputy turned onto Second Avenue, he saw the pickup had stopped, that its driver’s door was open and that Meis was running west from the vehicle.

A passenger, the owner of the pickup, remained in the vehicle. The deputy took the keys from the ignition and chased after Meis, who was running through some backyards.

The deputy caught Meis about a block away.