A man from central Iowa was arrested this (Friday) morning on an OWI charge, in Page County. Sheriff’s officials say 42-year old William Ludlo Stephens, of Ankeny, was charged with OWI 1st Offense. His arrest was the result of an investigation into an accident that occurred at approximately 1:40 AM in the 1900 block of C Avenue, east of Shenandoah.
William Stephens (Page Co. S/Of booking photo)
Stephens was operating a 2003 Chevy pickup when he lost control of the vehicle and slid into a ditch. The vehicle came to rest on its side. Stephens was transported to the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital by Ambulance where chemical testing was performed. The specimen was sent to the DCI laboratory in Ankeny for analysis. Test results indicated that Stephens Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was above the legal limit at the time of the accident, thus the charge and arrest.
Stephens posted $1000 bond and was released, pending further court hearings. The citation of Failure to Maintain Control had already been issued to Stephens for the accident.