SW IA man arrested for OWI after near hitting cop cars


July 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Page County Sheriff Lyle Palmer says a Taylor County man was arrested on alcohol-related charges, after his vehicle nearly collided with law enforcement vehicles. The incident happened just before 1-a.m. Thursday (today). The Sheriff says a Page County Deputy was assisting Clarinda Police Department Officers on a traffic stop on Highway 2, east of the city limits of Clarinda., when a vehicle approached in the eastbound lane of Highway 2 travelling westbound. 

He says after the vehicle allegedly came close to hitting the Law Enforcement vehicles, the Deputy engaged in a pursuit.  The vehicle pulled over a short distance later.  Its driver and only occupant, 25-year old Christopher Ryan Savala, of New Market,  was arrested for O.W.I. 1st Offense, following an investigation. Savala later posted bond, and was released.