Storm Lake woman charged with OWI after driving onto thin ice


    Sandra Chavez is charged with OWI and is being held in the Buena Vista County Jail.<p>{/p}

    Just weeks after a father and son died when their car went through the ice of Storm Lake police have averted another, possible deadly accident on the lake.

    Just before 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, an officer who was on patrol saw a vehicle driving on the beach, and then saw it drive onto the ice within 40 feet of open water.

    The officer was able to get the driver's attention and lead her back onto the beach.

    That woman, 24 year-old Sandra Chavez of Storm Lake, was arrested after the officer suspected she was intoxicated.

    She's charged with OWI and is being held in the Buena Vista County Jail on $1,000 bond.

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