West Des Moines man resists OWI investigation

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Gregory Michael Vickroy, 40, of West Des Moines was arrested Wednesday morning on charges of first-offense OWI, two counts of interference with official acts and driving while license denied or revoked.

A West Des Moines man was arrested Wednesday morning after resisting the efforts of officers of the West Des Moines Police Department to investigate a vehicle collision near the Des Moines Golf and Country Club.

Gregory Michael Vickroy, 40, of 9584 Alderwood Dr., West Des Moines, was charged with first-offense OWI, two counts of interference with official acts and driving while license denied or revoked.

The incident began about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday near Jordan Creek and Westown parkways, when the vehicle that Vickroy was driving “failed to stop in assured cleared distance and was involved in a motor vehicle collision,” according to court records.

Officers of the West Des Moines Police Department responded to the incident and allegedly found Vickroy with “a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath” and “bloodshot watery eyes and slurred speech.”

According to court records, Vickroy allegedly “refused to exit his vehicle after being told multiple times” and “had to be pulled out of the vehicle” and “placed under arrest for interfering with official acts.”

Vickroy then “refused to sit in (the) patrol car after being told multiple times to sit in the patrol car,” and he “had to be placed by three officers into the back of the patrol car.”

A standard field sobriety test was administered at the Dallas County Jail. Vickroy returned a preliminary breath test result of .238 and a Datamaster breath alcohol content test result of .205.

Vickroy is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $2,600 cash or surety bond. He will make an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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