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Sergeant Nathan Ludwig
 
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January 15, 2019

 

 

Iowa State Patrol Makes Arrest
in Double Fatality Crash


DES MOINES, Iowa --
On December 29, 2018, Travis Gonzales, 37, of Bondurant, was westbound on I-80 near the 138 mile marker driving at a high rate of speed when the vehicle he was operating rear ended a vehicle containing two occupants. After impact, both vehicles lost control and entered the north ditch of I-80.  The subject's speed was found to be 126 mph in a 65 mph zone. The subject showed several signs of impairment and made several incriminating statements causing troopers to serve a search warrant on the subject for blood. The blood was analyzed at the DCI Crime Lab and a BAC of .219 was returned.

On Tuesday, January 15, Mr. Gonzales was arrested and charged by the Iowa State Patrol and booked in the Polk County Jail on the following charges:

2 COUNTS OF HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE – O.W.I.
2 COUNTS OF HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE – RECKLESS DRIVING
OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED – 1ST OFFENSE

Travis Gonzales
        TRAVIS GONZALES



Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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