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Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

LARCHWOOD—A 54-year-old Primghar woman was arrested Thursday, April 29, for the second time in two days on a charge of operating while under the influence in Lyon County.

The first arrest of Krista Dawn Badhorse stemmed from a report of an erratic driver traveling east on Highway 9 toward Larchwood on Wednesday evening, April 28, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy located the 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup, observed it drifting from side to side and initiated a stop in Larchwood about 10:45 p.m., according to the incident report.

Badhorse had bloodshot, watery eyes; slurred speech; impaired balance and the odor of an alcoholic beverage and failed preliminary sobriety tests.

She was charged with second-offense operating while under the influence, no valid driver’s license and failure to provide proof of vehicle liability insurance.

Badhorse was transported to the county jail in Rock Rapids and released about 10 a.m. Thursday, April 29, on her own recognizance.

The second arrest of Badhorse stemmed from a stop made about 3 p.m. Thursday, April 29, while she was driving the same pickup near the intersection of Highway 9 and 75 in Rock Rapids.

Badhorse had bloodshot, watery eyes; the odor of an alcoholic beverage and an open container of McCormick Vodka in her purse.

She again was charged with second-offense operating while under the influence, no valid driver’s license and failure to provide proof of vehicle liability insurance as well possession of an open container of alcohol as a driver.