Authorities: Arrest made in connection to August accident that injured 3
A Dyersville man has been arrested for his role in a vehicle collision that sent three men to the hospital, court records show.
Authorities arrested Joshua Martin Krapfl, 27, on a warrant Nov. 15 for charges of possession of a controlled substance first offense, serious injury by vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on the wrong side of two-way highway and failure to maintain control.
According to court documents, authorities responded to a vehicle collision with serious injuries in the area of 160th Street and Bear Creek just after 9 a.m. Aug. 24.
An investigation revealed Krapfl had been westbound on 160th Street when he failed to negotiate a curve. Documents state after losing control, Krapfl’s truck crossed the center line and struck the south side of the bridge head-on.
Soon after the collision with the bridge, an eastbound vehicle, driven by Daniel Joseph Funke, 56, of Dyersville, was unable to avoid striking Krapfl’s truck, documents state. Funke was transported by New Vienna EMS to Regional Medical Center in Manchester.
Krapfl’s passengers, John Michael Turner, 28, Guttenberg, and Christopher Lee Bruggeman, 28, Dyersville, were both transported by New Vienna first responders to Mercy Dubuque with suspected serious injuries, the report states.
Court documents further state one of the occupants of Krapfl’s vehicle was ultimately transported to the University of Iowa with serious injuries, but does not specify who.
Krapfl was uninjured, the report states.
Following the accident, Krapfl consented to sobriety tests where he showed signs of impairment, authorities say. A subsequent blood draw was taken after a search warrant was issued, the results of which showed confirmation for amphetamines and methamphetamines, court documents state.
A search of Krapfl’s vehicle yielded narcotics and paraphernalia, authorities say, including several small bags of a substance that test positive for methamphetamine along with a small spoon and glass pipe.
Court records show Krapfl has opted to waive his preliminary hearing and has entered pleas of not guilty for several of the charges. He posted a $7,500 unsecured bond Nov. 15