MASON CITY – An alleged drunk driver from Nebraska ran down a pedestrian in Mason City at Mills Fleet Farm, police say.
The accident took place Tuesday evening, June 8, 2021, when police and emergency responders were called to Mills Fleet Farm in Mason City, located at 3200 4th Street SE. They were told a person had collapsed outside the store. After an investigation by first responders, it was determined that the collapsed person had been hit by a vehicle, a 2015 Chevy Colorado driven by 35-year-old Christopher Rathfon of Omaha, Nebraska.
The hurt pedestrian was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
Rathfon was located and arrested on charges of first-offense operating while intoxicated, reckless driving and D felony serious injury by vehicle.
The incident remains under investigation.