OWI June 12th

On June 12th, 2023, at approximately 10:10 a.m., the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a driving complaint.  The caller stated a silver Pontiac Grand Prix was swerving between both lanes on west bound Highway 34 near Racine Avenue.  As law enforcement was responding the caller stated the vehicle almost wrecked and pulled over near the intersection of Penn Avenue and Highway 34.

The Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle and stopped to check the welfare of the driver.  Based on the complaint and observations of the driver, an investigation into Operating While Under the Influence was initiated.

As a result of the investigation, the driver Damen Lorentzen, 34 of Keokuk, was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence, 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor.