Marathon man arrested for OWI in Pocahontas County

By: Matt Scher, matts@977thebolt.com

Pocahontas Co., IA – The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office released the following press release this morning regarding a reckless driver near Laurens, IA.

“On August 6th, 2022, the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s received a 911 call of a reckless driver going in and out of ditches on Highway 10 west of Laurens, lowa. The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle in the ditch of the 44000 block of 120th Avenue. The vehicle was a silver Honda Accord registered to a Bret Paulson of Marathon, lowa. Upon investigation Bret Paulson (52) was placed under arrest and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense – Serious Misdemeanor. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Simple Misdemeanor. Paulson was transported to the Pocahontas County Jail to await his initial appearance before a judge.

The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Laurens Police Department.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in the court of law.”