A Rolfe woman, 35-year-old Jodi Groote, was arrested and charged with driving under suspension, after the Escort she was driving collided with a tractor hauling manure Tuesday afternoon east of Spencer. Additional charges are pending the outcome of a body sample analysis at the DCI office in Ankeny.(Photo by Randy M. Cauthron) [Order this photo]
Jodi Michelle Groote, 35, of Rolfe, was lead from the scene of an accident in handcuffs Tuesday afternoon, after the Ford Escort she was driving collided with the rear of a blue agriculture tractor pulling a manure spreader east of Spencer.
Clay County deputies responded to the scene at 2 p.m. Groote complained of pain following the collision, but was not transported by ambulance from the scene.
Groote was arrested and charged with driving under suspension. Additional charges are pending a body sample analysis, which is being completed at the DCI laboratory in Ankeny.
Groote, driving a car owned by Tony Moore, of Lake Park, was traveling north on the East Beltway - known as 240th Avenue - and failed to slow in time to avoid striking the wagon hauling the manure.
Traffic was stalled for a period of time on the East Beltway Tuesday afternoon following a collision between a tractor hauling manure and a Ford Escort.(Photo by Randy M. Cauthron) [Order this photo]
The tractor and manure spreader, operated by James Kehoe, 51, of Spencer, sustained less than $1,500 in damage. Moore's Escort received more than $1,500.