The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says a Melcher-Dallas man led them on a pursuit while intoxicated on New Year’s Day.

The sheriff’s office charged Michael John Riebhoff, 61, of Melcher-Dallas, was charged with eluding, OWI second offense, speeding 11-15 mph over posted limit, and open container.

Law enforcement said they pursued Riebhoff, starting around 2 a.m. on Jan. 1. Once they arrested Riebhoff, police said he had a blood alcohol content of .109, over the legal limit of .08.

Kyle Ocker is the regional editor of the Centerville Daily Iowegian, Knoxville Journal-Express, Pella Chronicle and Oskaloosa Herald. He can be reached at

Kyle Ocker has been the editor of the Knoxville Journal Express since November 2016. He formerly held the titles of sports editor and associate editor at the Centerville Daily Iowegian, a sister paper to the Journal Express.

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