On May 18, 2020 at around 9:33pm, the DCSO responded to a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of 242nd Avenue and 182nd Street.
Tavan Shahidi (22), of Ames, was northbound on 242nd Avenue and failed to complete the turn onto 182nd Street. Shahidi was driving a 2014 Ford F-150 when he lost control and collided with a tree and two garages. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital with serious injuries. The F-150 was considered to be totaled and the garages received considerable damage.
Shahidi was charged with:
- Operating While Intoxicated (1st Offense)
- Failure to Maintain Control
- Driving on Wrong Side of Two-Way Highway
- Reckless Driving
- Failure to Use Seatbelt
- Failure to Reduce Speed to Reasonable Rate
The DCSO was assisted on the scene by the Arnolds Park PD, Milford PD, Milford Fire and Rescue, and Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance.
All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.