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Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

ROCK RAPIDS—A 63-year-old Sioux City man was arrested about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, near Rock Rapids on charges of first-offense operating while under the influence, first-offense possession of a controlled substance — marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.

The arrest of Thomas Carl Udell Jr. stemmed from the stop of a 2020 GMC Acadia clocked at 80 mph on Highway 9 near the Garfield Avenue intersection about two miles west of Rock Rapids, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

He exhibited physical indicators of consuming marijuana and being under the influence of it during field sobriety tests.

Marijuana was located in the vehicle in multiple spots along with a metal one-hitter pipe.

Udell also admitted to consuming marijuana earlier in the day, according to the incident report.