UPDATE: Johnston man faces OWI charge in Woodward wreck


A Johnston man faces drunk-driving charges after he was arrested for causing a head-on collision on Iowa Highway 141 near Woodward about 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Russell A. Beazley, 44, was “going down the exit ramp the wrong way and had a head-on collision,” said Woodward Police Chief Joe Cox.

Beazley was arrested by the Woodward Police Department on a charge of first-offense OWI. He is being held at the Dallas County Jail.

Beazley was traveling eastward in a Jeep when he entered the westbound lanes of Iowa Highway 141. He turned eastward from Iowa Highway 210 along the westbound off ramp of Iowa Highway 141.

His vehicle struck a westbound vehicle carrying four occupants, Cox said, including a female who was “pinned in car so the firemen from Woodward and Granger had to cut her out.”

The female victim was lifeflighted to a Des Moines hospital, and the other three were transported by the Dallas County EMS. The condition of the injured is unknown at this hour.

The Woodward Police Department, Woodward Volunteer Fire Department, Granger Police Department, Granger Volunteer Fire Department, Dallas County Sheriff’s office and Dallas County EMS responded to the mishap.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.


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