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Arizona man arrested after auto accident and drugs were discovered in his possession

cerro gordo county sheriffs officeROCKWELL, IOWA – An Arizona man was arrested after he rear-ended another vehicle causing an auto accident and police later discovered illegal narcotics in his possession.

On Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at about 6:12 PM, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriffs Office responded to a traffic collision involving injuries at the intersection of 170th Street and Highway 65 just north of Rockwell. Cecilia Novotney, 17, of Rockwell was southbound in a 2002 Ford Focus on Highway 65 attempting to turn east on to 170th street when a 1994 Toyota pickup driven by Skyler Jorgensen, 25, of Apache Junction, Arizona, struck Novotney from behind sending Novotney into the West ditch. Novotney was uninjured but was taken to Mercy Medical Center NI to be checked out due to the severity of the accident. Jorgenson was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries and was released from the hospital a shortly thereafter.

Both vehicles appeared to be a total loss.

An investigation of the accident revealed that Jorgensen was in possession of narcotics at the time of the accident. Jorgenson was arrested by Cerro Gordo County Deputies later in the evening for possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to stop in an assured clear distance and speeding.

Assisting the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department was Rockwell Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Mason City Fire Department, Rockwell Fire and EMT’s.

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