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Iowa men charged after cemetery wrecked by pickup driver spinning donuts


This news story was published on August 11, 2017.
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SAC CITY, IOWA – An Iowa man apparently thought it would be a great idea to drive a pickup truck into a cemetery and cause thousands of dollars in damage with wild and erratic driving, but instead, he went to jail.

The Sac City, Iowa police department has filed charges on a Sac City male and a Lytton male following an accident on August 9.
On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at approximately 4:30 AM, the Sac City Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident at Oakland Cemetery. A black 2008 Chevrolet Colorado pickup was in Oakland Cemetery being operated in a reckless, erratic, careless, negligent manner by spinning donuts in the grass. As a result of this action, the vehicle flipped over onto its top. The vehicle was owned by Ronald Osborn of Lytton, Iowa. The vehicle was considered a total loss with an estimated value of $12,000. Damage to the sod was estimated at $1,000. Oakland Cemetery is owned by the City of Sac City.

As a result, the driver of the vehicle, Chase Meyer of Sac City has been charged with fail to have a valid drivers license and failure to maintain control, both simple misdemeanors. Karston Ausborn of Lytton has been charged with permitting unauthorized person to drive, a simple misdemeanor.

Minor injuries were reported in the accident with one subject being treated at a local hospital.

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