Two arrests follow accident in Montgomery County.

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June 11th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report two Creston men were arrested Friday night, following a non-injury accident just north of  the intersection of  Highway 34 and T Avenue (east of Viking Lake State Park). 46-year-old Darryl Steeve, was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on charges that include OWI First Offense, Interference with Officials Acts, and No Insurance (Accident Related).  55-year old Thomas R. Hanner, was being held on a charge of possession of prescription medication. Their bail was set at $1,000 each.

Officials say a witness observed a vehicle driven by Steeve, traveling at a high rate of speed before it went off the road and hit a sign. The vehicle continued westbound on Highway 34 before going out of control once again, and ending up in a ditch.  When authorities arrived and tried to take Steeve into custody, he allegedly resisted and tried to flee on foot before he was captured.