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MAURICE—A 33-year-old Sioux City man was arrested about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5, near Maurice on charges of third-offense operating while under the influence; driving while his license was denied or revoked; driving while his license was denied, suspended, canceled or revoked; and driving without special high-risk insurance.

The arrest of Gerardo Morales-Ramirez stemmed from the stop of a northbound 2008 Chevrolet Silverado clocked at 73 mph on Highway 75 near 480th Street about a mile south of Maurice, according to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

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

He admitted to consuming alcohol and had alcoholic containers, according to the incident report.